Monthly Archives: September 2012

Evaluation Plans Moving SLO-ly at SED:

While many districts have been slow to negotiate plans with their unions and then submit them to the state, a delay may also be coming from the Education Department. The state has been overwhelmed by the work required to go … Continue reading

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Inflation at 2.9% Cap at 2% – You Do the (Painful) Math:

The destructive tax cap, which took effect for schools in July, by law, is either 2 percent or the rate of inflation — whichever is lower. The state Comptroller’s Office last week projected inflation to grow by 2.9 percent in … Continue reading

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New Teacher Eval Regs Hinder Student Teacher Placements

State Testing Limits Student Teacher Placements: Teacher education colleges around the state have struggled to find internship placements for their students, who must observe and instruct in classrooms. Student teachers have been rejected by many teachers who are worried that an intern … Continue reading

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Teacher Salaries, Demographics & Financial Disparities in the Chicago Metro

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
No time to really write much here today, but I do have a few figures to share. I’m posting these mainly because I keep seeing so many ridiculous a-contextual… and in many cases simply wrong…

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WDEA local 3115 supports CTU local 1

WDEA local 3115 supports CTU local 1

Learn how you can support the Chicago Teachers Union by visiting http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/mediareleases_18244.htm

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Chicago Teachers Strike

Just days after their school year started, 400,000 Chicago students will be out of school indefinitely as their teachers go on strike Monday in the country’s third-largest school district.Almost 30,000 teachers and support staff are off the job after their … Continue reading

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