Finding and keeping teachers, Cuts to teacher leadership in San Diego, and Small schools as far as the eye can see (Urban Education)

Lots on teacher recruitment, induction, and retention this week:

New teachers chalk up first day to experience Philly Inquirer
Teacher induction in other countries PDK (pdf)
No teacher left behind Edutopia
The Back Office Education Week
Save Money by Retaining Teachers Boston Globe
'Boot Camp' Teachers Ready Oregonian
Communities of practice CPRE (pdf)via PEN NewsBlast

Teacher leadership initiative unsettled in San Diego:

SD schools scrap teacher-leader policy San Diego Union-Tribune
Early Bersin Exit Further Clouds San Diego Plans Education Week
A step backward in San Diego NCTQ Bulletin

Lots (as usual) on the small schools front:

Meeting set to sell small-schools idea Philadelphia Inquirer
Smaller high school plan has its draws Philadelphia Daily News
More Small Schools Slated to Open Education Week
District Making ‘Transition’ to Schools of Choice EW
Philadelphia shifting to smaller high schools Phila. Inquirer
Public high schools to shrink Daily News
Renaissance 2010 loses its muscle Chicago Journal

Differential pay, controversial and not:

Minn. Teachers warm to performance pay
For Elite U.S. Teachers, Cachet and More Cash Wash. Post

Best of the Rest:

Town official takes on charters Boston Globe
AFT organizes PA charter school Education Intelligence Agency
Charter Schools a Beacon of Hope Los Angeles Times
State extends contract for operator of schools Baltimore Sun
For-Profit Writes Mandatory Courses for Phila. High Schools EW
District Breakup Backed Los Angeles Times
Taft plans to expand school vouchers Cleveland Plain Dealer
HISD school breakfast program halted Houston Chronicle


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