In Announcing Classes Would Begin On Time, Phila. School Officials Repeat Their Call For Concessions From Teachers Union
Cigarette tax money, if it comes, would fill about half of the budget hole. The district is still pushing its teachers union for concessions. Superintendent William Hite says the district is no longer seeking across the board wage cuts.
Governor Chris Christie is pushing for a longer school day and year for all New Jersey kids. It’s an idea that has the state’s teachers union asking some serious questions.
Chris dissects the battle between Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia teacher’s union, as well as the continued fallout from Miley Cyrus performance on MTV. He also talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine about her new book, The End of the Suburbs.
Hundreds of parents packed the Maple Point Middle School’s gym for the tonight’s school board meeting, carrying signs with a message for the striking teachers in Neshaminy.
New Jersey education officials will bring in experts from Rutgers to independently evaluate a pilot program meant to pave the way for a new teacher evaluation system.
The School District of Philadelphia wants to fire teacher Hope Moffett, the Audenried High School teacher who has spoken out against plans to convert her school to a charter school.
Gov. Chris Christie found himself on the defensive Wednesday as retired educators and union workers lobbed criticism and lectured the tough-talking governor about his tone with the teachers union.