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DC Sets Bar for Firing Teachers Over Performance

Tough new teacher evaluations led to a strike this month in Chicago, but in the District of Columbia, such evaluations are ‘business as usual.’

09/21/2012

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Obama Unveils $1 Billion Plan To Create Elite Corps Of Master Teachers

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

07/18/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Does Mitt Romney want to fire teachers, cops and firefighters? Last week Mitt Romney singled out teachers, fire fighters and cops as the cause of budget problems.

06/12/2012

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Prince William County Teachers Protest Lack Of Raises

Teachers are protesting along Prince William Parkway over what they feel are injustices in the Prince William County Schools budget.

03/02/2012

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Virginia Senate Opts To Leave Teacher Contracts Unchanged

Legislation making it easier to remove public school teachers from their jobs failed to gain Senate approval Tuesday, dealing a blow to a key component of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s education agenda.

02/14/2012

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