California Courts Define a New Way Forward for Teachers

In a victory for nine students who brought a case against the State of California arguing that laws forced districts to provide tenure despite teacher quality, the Vergara Trial ended in June  with a ruling that state laws governing the hiring, firing, and job security of teachers violates the California Constitution.  Teacher tenure, layoffs, and teacher talent will be newly evaluated.  Will the rest of the country follow suit?  What are the means, now, to bring California in line with the requirements of the law? Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Education

The University of Chicago has just announced new funding to expand access to a broader talent pool of well-deserving... See more
College presents opportunities for students to test their wings, explore new relationships, pursue their personal best... See more
Over the past 20 years, almost 200,000 children under age 18 have been shot. Nearly as many attend schools where a... See more
The public’s opinion of institutions of higher learning is diminishing. Whether it is because of the high cost or... See more
As technology advances into schools, and children grow up immersed in gadgets, apps, and social media, concerns about... See more
Robert Runcie always hoped that the students of his district would have a chance to participate in the national... See more

Pages