Topic: Randi Weingarten
As students head back to school, educators nationwide are implementing controversial school reform wrought by Arne Duncan. Pushing competitive market approaches and armed with unprecedented funding and support from the president, he is possibly the most powerful education secretary ever.
08/30/2010 03:06 pm
Jobs bill worth $26 billion has unmistakable implications for November congressional elections.
08/10/2010 02:57 pm
Central Falls High School had fired its staff as part of a strategy for failing schools. Now, the Rhode Island school has reached a tentative agreement to keep the staff but make other changes.
05/17/2010 03:14 pm
Some 300,000 teachers and others might lose their jobs this year as administrators make difficult school cuts. One union launched a campaign on National Teacher Day to highlight the issue.
05/04/2010 08:51 pm
In Houston, a controversial education reform measure allows teachers to be fired based on their students' test scores. Some parents back the policy, but teachers unions have reservations.
03/17/2010 05:40 pm
All the teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island were fired by the board of trustees this week. More such cases are likely to arise across the US in the coming year because of pressure from the Obama administration – and the incentive of billions of federal dollars.
02/25/2010 07:36 pm
Education reformers want to look at how well an individual teacher does in improving students' scores, but the focus on specific teachers doesn't sit well with many in the profession.
03/18/2009 01:00 am
03/05/2009 12:00 am
His pick for Education secretary, Chicago's Arne Duncan, faces a divide among Democrats.
12/18/2008 12:00 am
Council for Unity youth leaders counsel elementary, junior, and senior high school students on how to resolve conflicts without violence.
03/31/2008 01:00 am