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Trial Opens in Case That Could End California Teacher Tenure Laws

January 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Trial Opens in Case That Could End California Teacher Tenure Laws

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Suit filed by tech entrepreneur seeks to upend rules on seniority, teacher evaluations and more.

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Some Good News, and Some Big Challenges, for State Pension Funds

January 14, 2014 | 12:10 pm

Some Good News, and Some Big Challenges, for State Pension Funds

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CalPERS fund scored a 16 percent gain in 2013. Meantime, a crisis looms for teachers’ pension fund.

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State Considers Tighter Limits on Uncredentialed Teachers

December 7, 2012 | 10:06 am

State Considers Tighter Limits on Uncredentialed Teachers

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by Joanna Lin, California Watch Under proposals the state’s teacher credentialing agency is set to consider today, school districts would need to show on a case-by-case basis that no fully credentialed teachers are available before they resort to less-qualified educators, and under-prepared teachers could serve a maximum of three years instead of five. The Commission on […]

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SF School District Announces Contract with Union

August 2, 2012 | 11:48 am

SF School District Announces Contract with Union

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The United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) signed a tentative agreement today,  the school district announced on Thursday, three weeks prior to the start of the school year on August 20. The union’s executive board voted by a 2 to 1 margin to recommend the agreement for […]

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Asthmatic Kids at Risk in the Central Valley

November 1, 2011 | 5:00 am

Asthmatic Kids at Risk in the Central Valley

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Today, KQED’s Sasha Khokha outlines how the lack of effective air monitoring policy in the San Joaquin Valley could be harming the people who live there. As she reports, a recent study from UCSF finds a direct link between air pollution and asthma-related ER visits. The study found what researchers call a “linear association” between certain components of air pollution and asthma ER visits. In other words, as air pollution goes up, the likelihood of an asthmatic child heading to the ER goes up, too.

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