Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RI school district agrees to rehire fired teachers

Details of the agreement were not available at the time of this post. We all hope that this was not just a charade and that the settlement creates the changes necessary to make the student's needs come first. Time will tell.

A school district that gained the support of President Barack Obama for promoting accountability after it fired all its teachers from a struggling school announced on Sunday it had reached an agreement with the union to return the current staffers to their jobs.

The two sides said a transformation plan for Central Falls High School for the coming school year would allow the roughly 87 teachers, guidance counselors, librarians and other staffers who were to lose their jobs at the end of this year to return without having to reapply. More than 700 people had already applied for the positions.

The agreement calls for a longer school day, more after-school tutoring and other changes.
Read article here.

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