teachers 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 California Teacher Pink Slips Far Fewer than Last Year http://kvpr.org/post/california-teacher-pink-slips-far-fewer-last-year <p></p><p>Friday is the deadline for California school districts to issue teachers layoff notices for the academic year that starts in the fall.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, there’s a huge drop-off in the number of pink slips this year.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:13:57 +0000 Ben Adler 12186 at http://kvpr.org California Teacher Pink Slips Far Fewer than Last Year New Report Guides California Teacher Recruitment, Evaluation http://kvpr.org/post/new-report-guides-california-teacher-recruitment-evaluation <p>A new report calls for major improvements in the way California teachers are recruited, trained, and evaluated. It’s a result of the state’s 48-member Task Force on Educator Excellence.</p><p>Education officials say the 90-page report is the first comprehensive look in a generation at how to recruit the best teachers, develop their work and provide useful feedback.</p><p>Linda Darling-Hammond co-chaired the task force. She says despite both local and state budget cuts, there are changes that can be made now.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:16:12 +0000 Amy Quinton 3735 at http://kvpr.org