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1 year 3 weeks ago

Schools preparing for teacher-grading system

DENVER (AP) - Colorado schools are bracing for statewide implementation this fall of a controversial teacher-grading system. The grading plan will sort educators from "highly effective" to "ineffective," based 50 percent on student test scores. Teachers with too many consecutive low ratings could lose tenure. Colorado adopted the teacher-rating plan...

1 year 4 months ago

Arrested teacher was recently hired

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Colorado Springs teacher arrested by detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on charges of sexual assault on a child had just recently been hired by the Harrison School District. Carmen Centennial, 39, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions between...

1 year 11 months ago

Teacher settles breastfeeding case

DENVER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a discrimination complaint filed under the Colorado Nursing Mothers Act with a Jefferson County charter school. The ACLU announced the confidential financial settlement Tuesday. Heather Burgbacher filed her complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year December after the...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado men held in missing teacher case

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say two Colorado men are being held in a North Dakota jail on Sunday in connection with the disappearance of a Montana math teacher. Williams County Sheriff's deputy Jon Garrison says 47-year-old Lester Vann Waters Jr. and 22-year-old Michael Keith Spell are in the...

2 years 7 months ago

Teacher tenure rules could see changes

DENVER (AP) - A new statewide teacher rating system in Colorado could be among the first measures awaiting state lawmakers Wednesday. The new four-tier rating system was approved by the state Board of Education after two years of work crafting new rules related to giving teachers job protections called...

3 years 1 month ago

Former teacher arrested for sexual assault

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Frank Lavoie on charges that he sexually assaulted a former female student. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started in February. The incident allegedly happened in 2009. At the time Frank Lavoie worked as a teacher at...

3 years 5 months ago

Negotiations continue in District 11

Colorado Springs School District 11 released a statement this afternoon that says the School Board is disappointed with negotiations with the Colorado Springs Education Association. This is regarding the Board's proposal for opening Interest-Based Bargaining. Interest-Based Bargaining generally refers to a strategy during negotiations which focuses on mutually...

3 years 6 months ago

Protests continue in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's Republican governor says he's confident Democrats who skipped town to avoid voting on a bill removing union rights will return within a day or two, calling the boycott a "stunt." Democrats who left the state on Thursday before the Senate session started say they...

3 years 9 months ago

New training urged for teachers

A national panel composed of education experts and critics calls for teacher education to be "turned upside down" by revamping programs to place "clinical practice" at the center of teacher preparation, not unlike the medical profession. That and other sweeping recommendations are included by a Blue Ribbon Panel on...

4 years 2 months ago

Who grades the teachers?

A committee that will make recommendations to the Colorado Department of Education next year on the best ways to measure student performance is trying to find the best way to grade teachers. The State Council for Educator Effectiveness met Friday. Members are drawing up proposed guidelines that will base...

4 years 2 months ago

Teacher finds 1792 document in classroom

A Massachusetts teacher cleaning up her classroom in preparation for a move has discovered a Colonial-era document buried in a pile of outdated textbooks and dusty scraps of papers. Michelle Eugenio, a fourth-grade teacher in Peabody, found the yellowed sheet of paper two weeks ago. Dated April 1792 and...

4 years 3 months ago

KKK lesson gets teacher in trouble

A north Georgia history teacher faces punishment after administrators say she let four students wear Ku Klux Klan-like robes for a historical reenactment. Lumpkin County Schools superintendent Dewey Moye told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that teacher Catherine Ariemma made a poor decision. Administrators say four students in Ariemma's advanced placement...

4 years 3 months ago

Teacher shake up at Pueblo City Schools

A big shake-up going on in Pueblo City Schools. Dozens of teachers and other staff are being transferred, because their schools aren't making the grade. The upside is millions of new dollars from the No Child Left Behind program. More than 40 teachers and nearly 20 staff members will move...

4 years 4 months ago

Budget woes could impact Pueblo teachers

Some teachers in Pueblo may lose their jobs as Pueblo City Schools works to trim its budget. The school board needs to cut about $5.5 million out of the budget for the upcoming school year. One recommendation right now, is to eliminate 28 teaching positions.School board president Stephanie Garcia, says...

4 years 5 months ago

Teacher found dead; wolves to blame?

Villagers in a remote Alaska region are blaming the death of a 32 year-old schoolteacher on wolves after her body was found along on isolated road, though an autopsy completed Thursday was inconclusive. The autopsy concluded that Candice Berner was killed by animals, the Alaska State Troopers said. The...

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