Human Resources - Page 3

  • Teachers unions call on Brown to sign paid maternity leave bill

    (Calif.) Teacher union officials took to the Capitol steps on Wednesday, urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that could guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave for all K-12 and community college teachers and classified staff.

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  • Districts ought to personalize teacher training, study finds

    (Va.) As states continue to roll out new standards and curriculum, districts should move away from one-size-fits-all methods of professional development, and ensure educators have access to continuous training so they can be most effective, according to new research.

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  • Increased funding needed to improve pre-K programs

    (Maine) Advocates for high quality early childhood education are calling on lawmakers to craft polices that ensure Maine’s preschools receive more funding, that teachers are better trained, and that parents have increased access to programs for their children.

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  • Poor attendance can be an issue for teachers too

    (District of Columbia) To combat the growing problem of chronic absenteeism among teachers, policy makers need to take a hard look at working conditions, a national think tank advised last week.

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  • More states focused on subgroup performance

    (District of Columbia) Although fewer than half of all states have submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education for carrying out the nation’s new education law, just two have proposed using 25 as a minimum subgroup of students for accountability purposes.

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