AM News: "Edujobs" Snags; "Race" 2.0 Lives
S. Carolina Lawmakers Clash Over Funds To Prevent Teacher Layoffs McClatchy: The most powerful members of the South Carolina congressional delegation are unable or unwilling to take the steps necessary to secure emergency funding to save the jobs of 2,600 public school teachers in the state... House Dems Include Money for Race to the Top 2.0 in Giant Spending Bill EdWeek: Leaders in the Democratic-for-now House of Representatives have included $550 million to extend the Race to the Top program in a giant spending bill that finances most government programs (including those in the department) at last year's levels until Sept. 30... More schools join Minn. teacher reform program Associated Press: Seven school districts and 23 charter schools are joining Minnesota's alternative system for evaluating and paying teachers -- the signature education initiative under Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who leaves office next month... La Habra, Calif., teachers strike over salary cuts: Teachers in the Southern California community of La Habra are on strike over salary cuts, and substitutes are manning the district's nine campuses... Chris Christie Pay Cap Irks Some in GOP WSJ: The governor has imposed a pay cap based on student enrollment. For example, districts of fewer than 10,000 students are barred from paying more than $175,000, under the governor's new rule... Praise for Ackerman, scorn for Inquirer Philly.com: On Nov. 28, The Inquirer, citing unnamed sources with extensive business experience with the school district, reported that the superintendent had interceded to remove a contractor that had begun surveying 19 persistently dangerous schools for the installation of surveillance cameras (via GothamSchools).