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1 year 7 months ago

February Teachers First: Lowell Miller

Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City is one of a small number of schools in the area equipped with state of the art, interactive white boards and tablets for students. That is thanks in part to fifth grade teacher Lowell Miller, February's Teacher's First award winner. ...

1 year 7 months ago

January Teachers First: Janie Mueller

If you're into science at Cheyenne Mountain High School, chances are you know AP Chemistry teacher Janie Mueller. After 31 years, she's just as passionate about her job as ever. And that's why she's January's Teachers First award winner. When you enter Mueller's chemistry classes, you can tell there's...

2 years 8 months ago

Teachers could see changes to tenure

DENVER (AP) - New teacher tenure rules proposed for Colorado are getting their first review by state lawmakers who asked for them. A House-Senate panel is meeting Monday afternoon to look at the proposed four-tier review standards for teachers. The state board of education approved the new evaluation standards to...

2 years 11 months ago

Teachers jobs on the line in District 49

We just spoke with D-49 School Board member Tammy Herald. She tells us between the defeat of Proposition 103 and failed mill levy and bond ballot issues, the district will be cutting around $4,000,000 for the upcoming year. She says while the board will look at all options, the chances...

3 years 2 days ago

Obama touts aid for emergency service workers

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama is pressing for Congress to spend billions of dollars to help firefighters facing layoffs. Obama said Wednesday that while the private sector continues to add jobs, financially strapped state and local governments are doing the opposite and cutting firefighters, teachers and...

3 years 2 months ago

Atlanta teachers on administrative leave

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Public Schools employees implicated in a widespread cheating scandal are getting notices that they've been put on paid administrative leave. The notices sent out to teachers and others are among the steps the district must take as it begins to sort through each employee's case....

3 years 3 months ago

Pueblo schools taking cuts

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Pueblo County school employees will forego raises this year and take two furlough days because of budget cuts. The District 70 board approved a three-year contract with the newly organized Pueblo County Education Association which does not include any raises or step increases for the...

3 years 4 months ago

Teachers could be graded

DENVER (AP) - Colorado teachers could see a new four-tier ranking system under new performance guidelines up for discussion by the state Board of Education. Colorado is changing the rules for how teachers earn and keep job protections known as tenure, linking student performance to job security. State education...

3 years 5 months ago

District 11 nears deal with teachers union

Teachers in Colorado Springs School District 11 are voting to ratify their new master agreement with the district. The vote among the Colorado Springs Education Association members is being conducted online and will be finished at noon Wednesday. The D11 school board will vote on the agreement at their meeting...

3 years 5 months ago

D-49 may cut jobs, salaries tonight

The Falcon School District 49 is set to potenitally slash jobs and salaries at a special meeting tonight a6 6pm at Falcon High School. These potential cuts come after D-29 declared a financial emergency earlier this month. News FIrst 5 will be at the meeting with a live report tonight...

3 years 8 months ago

Teachers say: run in the halls today

Students from the Explorer Elementary school had a chance to run the halls on Friday and not get in trouble by their teachers. Kids were running for donations at their annual "Hawk Hall Rush." All the money that is raised from the walk/run-a-thon goes towards reimbursing teachers for their out-of-pocket...

4 years 2 months ago

PERA solvency review due today

Colorado lawmakers are getting an update on the health of the state employee retirement plan. The legislature cut benefits this year to keep the plan from going broke. Under the new law retirees got no cost of living increase this year instead of the normal 3.5 percent increase. ...

4 years 2 months ago

House to consider Jobs Bill

House Democrats are convening an emergency session to pass a bill aimed at saving hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment. The one-day session Tuesday also may address another issue that will be on voters' minds this November - lax border security - with passage...

4 years 3 months ago

Science camp starts at Academy

The Air Force Academy is hosting a boot camp for teachers this week. It concentrates on instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathmatics. The camp starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. It's designed for all high school science, math and pre-engineering teachers in Southern Colorado, and gives them the...

4 years 4 months ago

Massive education cuts around the country

Deep cuts may be looming for the nation's public school students as budget crises are forcing teacher pink-slips, shuttered classrooms and school program cuts. New York public schools are $500 million short. Illinois will cut 12,600 education jobs and in California 23-thousand teacher layoff notices have already been sent...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado lawmakers approve tenure changes

A proposed overhaul of Colorado's teacher tenure law has cleared its first hurdle. The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Friday that would make tenure available only to teachers who have improved student performance for three straight years. Teachers who have tenure could lose it if their students fail to...

4 years 6 months ago

D2 announces top earners

Some teachers in Harrison School District Two will bring home more money come September. The district has announced its top performers under the new pay for performance program. Of the 854 teachers in the Effectiveness and Results program, 105 were ranked as Proficient and another 7 were ranked as...

4 years 7 months ago

D-11 braces for budget cuts

It's no secret that budget cuts are always a sore topic for any group. But as seen Wednesday night, when it comes to schools people are going to have a lot to say. Like most school districts across the state, Colorado Springs District 11 has to make some very tough...

4 years 7 months ago

Fired teachers could get jobs back

A superintendent who fired all the teachers in one of Rhode Island's worst-performing high schools says she's willing to negotiate after their union promised to support reforms. Central Falls Superintendent Frances Gallo said Wednesday an offer from the teachers gives her hopes differences can be resolved without mass firings....

4 years 7 months ago

All educators fired at underperforming school

A Rhode Island school district has voted to fire all the teachers at an underperforming school. The Central Falls School Committee voted Tuesday evening to fire every educator at Central Falls High School, including teachers, guidance counselors and the principal. It's the only school in the tiny, impoverished city north...

4 years 9 months ago

Teachers to be paid on merit in District 2

This fall, Harrison School District Two will become the first public school district in the state to implement a performance based pay structure teachers at all of its schools. The board of education has give the superintendent approval to overhaul the teacher pay structure from one that rewards tenure...

5 years 1 week ago

Swine flu forces more school closures

The Columbus Day school holiday will stretch out for students at a charter academy in Pueblo. Southern Colorado Early College and Swallows Charter Academy in Pueblo County will be closed Tuesday because of H1N1 swine flu. The closures follow more than a half-dozen closures last week. Some schools reported...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Teachers, D-60 reach contract agreement

Pueblo City Schools and the Pueblo Education Association, the local teachers' union, reached tentative agreement on a new contract Friday. Teachers will vote Thursday and Friday, on whether to approve the tentative agreement. The Board of Education will vote on the tentative agreement at their next meeting.

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