AM News: NJ Gov. Finally Signs Tenure Overhaul Bill
Christie Signs Bill Overhauling Job Guarantees for Teachers NYT: It will be harder for public-school teachers in New Jersey to get tenure and easier to fire bad ones under legislation signed on Monday by Gov. Chris Christie that overhauls the state’s century-old tenure law.
Transparency Watch: Ed. Dept. More Open Than Most Federal Agencies? PoliticsK-12: The Obama administration came into power pledging a new era of openness, but by The Washington Post's account, it may be keeping more secrets than before.
Nobody Asked If U.S. Special Ed Transition Programs Work, Report Says Huffington Post: roblems stem from having four uncoordinated federal agencies -- the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, as well as the Social Security Administration -- handling related initiatives with little communication.
Connected Educator Month events Philadelphia Notebook: As teachers gear up to return to schools, the U.S Department of Education is launching Connected Education Month (CEM) in August 2012. Throughout the month, there will be online events and activities designed to help teachers develop skills to enhance their personal learning networks.
Milton Hershey School Reverses Admission Decision, Will Accept HIV-Positive Student AP: A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applicants the same as all others and has offered admission to a previously rejected Philadelphia-area teenager.