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Coverage of Filing to the CA Supreme Court

As reported on by multiple outlets, including KPCC, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, this week, the student plaintiffs in Vergara v. California filed a petition for review to the California Supreme Court, asking the court to consider the constitutionality of the state’s quality-blind teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws. If the court decides […continue]

Plaintiffs File Petition to CA Supreme Court

Today, the student plaintiffs in Vergara v. California filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court, asking the Court to consider the constitutionality of the state’s teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws. In their petition for review, the plaintiffs ask the California Supreme Court to consider a number of critical legal […continue]

California State Board Approves New Accountability Measures

On Wednesday, the California State Board of Education approved a new set of school accountability measures that will be used to rate California schools, including never-before-used non-academic metrics. In total, the board endorsed a half-dozen metrics, including factors like school climate, high school graduation and student suspension rates. Collectively, the measures will form […continue]

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill to End Seniority-Based Layoffs

Yesterday, in a 26-22 vote, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that would eliminate the state’s practice of seniority-based layoffs and instead base the decisions on teacher effectiveness. According to the bill, seniority would only be used as a tie-breaker determinant when considering the dismissal of teachers who received the same overall […continue]