Getting teachers to stay where they're needed (NCLB News)

The most interesting of this week's slew of NCLB pieces covers newer ground. A BaltSun article describes the district's controversial move to limit teachers' ability to leave low-performing schools: Limiting teacher moves decried.

Forcing some teachers to stay put may or may not be the right way to go, but teacher assignment and seniority bumping policies are some of the most important, poorly-covered issues in education. Right now, teachers decide pretty much on their own where they want to work. Not unexpectedly, they tend to pool at the best schools as best they can, which end up having Yankees-like all-star faculties (and draw down much more by way of payroll than other schools).

The rest of the best:
Are Schools Cheating Poor Learners? Los Angeles Times
33 schools in city honored for test score achievements Baltimore Sun
Official Urges Aid to 8 Weak Schools Hartford Courant
Nixing grants may not work Record-Journal
Tutoring is No Child's latest snag Daily Southtown
School transfer slots wasted Chicago Tribune
Midyear move affects students academically Cleveland Plain Dealer
Some tips on moving CPD
Every child left behind Greeley Times
Test and Punish NEA Today
The Future Of No Child Left Behind KELOLAND TV
Law leaving Texas behind San Antonio Express
NCLB "Poverty is no excuse,” echoes political times EducationNews.org
Pending "No Child Left Behind" Legislation Could Spare School Districts WPCO.com
7,600 Ky. students' test scores excluded Kentucky.com
NAEP exclusion rates by state NCES.gov
Educators wary of testing plan Everett Herald,
Parent leadership guide KSA Plus
Center on Education Policy Set to Expand Work Tracking NCLB Education Week


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