School boards encourage Congress to make education a priority following federal government shutdown [News]

School boards encourage Congress to make education a priority following federal government shutdown School Board News Today – National School Boards Association With the agreement to reopen the federal government …Continue reading

Declaring peace in teacher contract talks [Opinion]

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by Lawrence Harmon – The Boston Globe – Contract negotiations between teachers’ unions and school districts often resemble the Civil War naval battle between the ironclads Merrimac and Monitor: Each …Continue reading

National union chief: Murkland School’s success ‘breathtaking’ [Article]

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by Sarah Favot – The Lowell Sun – LOWELL — Ten minutes before Friday’s dismissal at the Murkland Elementary School, third-grade students were busily writing in journals. They seemed slightly …Continue reading