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Archive: Jun 2014

  1. June 2014 Board Watch Report Card

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    Below is the twentieth Board Watch report card based on volunteer assessments. The current report card reflects assessments from March through May. Overall, the School Board maintained a B– average.

  2. Teacher tenure, seniority based layoffs provisions struck down in California

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      California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu ruled this past Tuesday in favor of Beatriz Vergara and eight other student plaintiffs finding that the California laws related to “permanent employment”, “dismissal” and last-in-first-out layoffs “violate their fundamental rights to equality of education by adversely affecting the quality of education they are afforded by the state” (click here to […]

  3. We’re Hiring

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    TeenBloc Program Manager A+ Schools – Pittsburgh’s independent community advocate for equity and excellence in public education – is seeking a highly productive, strategic, and experienced individual to join our team of dedicated, mission-driven professionals. The Organization A+ Schools is an independent community advocate for equity and excellence in public education in Pittsburgh. We envision […]

  4. Teacher Absenteeism: Looking Behind the Numbers

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    When you don’t include days missed for the category “Approved Absence Salaried” (ie. professional development or other responsibilities that take teachers out of the classroom), almost 30 percent of teachers in Pittsburgh were still absent 11 days or more. Eight percent of teachers continued to fall into the “chronically absent” category.