ED In The News


LEAP, its teachers achieve a contract; It’s believed to be the first charter pact tying salaries to performance

Teachers in Camden, NJ, will get raises based mostly on performance, such as improving standardized test scores and getting grants.  (Philadelphia Inquirer)


A defining moment for public education in Massachusetts

Gov. Patrick targets dropout rates, achievement gaps, remediation rates, and teacher quality in his vision for education in Massachusetts. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)


Modified schedule gives teachers time for professional development

Students in Florida will receive 30 minutes more of instructional time per week, and teachers will have dedicated time for professional development, instructional planning, school improvement activities, and more. (The Herald Tribune)


Make education more than a two-bit issue

The Quad City Times staff looks at Iowa’s history of education leadership to make the case for adding a rigorous education debate to the presidential campaign. (Quad-City Times)


Students in the State-Funded K-Plus Program are About to Start An Extra 25 Days of School

New Mexico’s K-Plus program expanded the school year to close the achievement gap for students in high-poverty schools. (Albuquerque Journal)

Spotlight on Iowa