cta http://kvpr.org en New Teacher Dismissal Bill Deal Has Governor's Support http://kvpr.org/post/new-teacher-dismissal-bill-deal-has-governors-support <p class="p1">After three years of bitter disputes, there appears to be a deal in the California legislature on a bill that would make it easier for school districts to fire teachers accused of abusing students.&nbsp; But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, not all education groups are on board.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:14 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 31202 at http://kvpr.org New Teacher Dismissal Bill Deal Has Governor's Support Teacher Discipline Bill Passes Legislature http://kvpr.org/post/teacher-discipline-bill-passes-legislature <p class="p1">A bill that would streamline the process for disciplining or firing a public school teacher or other employee charged with child abuse has cleared the California legislature.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Democratic Assembly member Joan Buchanan says her measure is a big improvement over the status quo in the public schools when it comes to getting rid of bad employees.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:30:31 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 21543 at http://kvpr.org Teacher Discipline Bill Passes Legislature Teachers Association Backs Brown's School Funding Plan http://kvpr.org/post/teachers-association-backs-browns-school-funding-plan <p>The California Teachers Association says it backs Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to change how the state distributes money to school districts. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, that puts them at odds with legislative Democrats.</p><p>Brown’s plan includes giving more money to districts with a majority of low income and non-English speaking students. These “concentrations grants” are controversial among some legislators because they’d come at the expense of other districts. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 00:34:05 +0000 Katie Orr 15574 at http://kvpr.org Teachers Association Backs Brown's School Funding Plan