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Judge: Thousands Of Employees Wrongfully Fired Post-Katrina AP: In 45 pages of reasons that accompanied the ruling, Julien said the fired teachers and others were deprived of "the vested property interest held in their tenured or permanent employment positions." She also said the employees were denied due process that school boards by state law must go through if finances require a reduction in force.
Budget includes nearly 1,900 job cuts at Detroit Public Schools DetroitNews: Nearly 1,900 jobs are being eliminated at Detroit Public Schools in the upcoming school year as the district prepares to launch a new system of schools for a smaller set of students, according to a proposed $784 million budget released Wednesday.
Christie Tries For Tenure Compromise WSJ: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dropped his insistence on ending seniority-based layoffs for public schoolteachers as he negotiates a compromise that would overhaul the state's century-old tenure system, said three people familiar with the talks.
States' School Funding a Picture of Stagnant Mediocrity, Report Says StateWatch: For the second time, the Education Law Center has produced a report on school funding levels and fairness for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. How much has the relatively gloomy picture changed from the group's first report in 2010?
Philadelphia Officials Brainstorm How to Create Citywide Youth Courts Metro: Through non-punitive diversionary programs, young people who commit minor offenses are prosecuted, defended and tried by their peers, then sentenced to penalties like restitution, written apologies or community service.