The Big Story Blog

Good reads on teachers, schools, training

Posted at 9:00 AM on February 23, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Education

We'll be putting up a bunch of data and insight today on teacher training and seniority. Before that, though, it's worth reading some recent stories on the issues at hand in Minnesota.

Minn. teachers weigh in on proposed tenure shakeup. MPR News education reporter Tim Post gets teacher reaction to the proposal moving through the Legislature that would end seniority as the only factor in deciding layoffs and compel districts to look at teacher competence and other factors.

Teacher-layoffs plan puts DFLers in a jam. MinnPost examines the political currents of the teacher / seniority debate and how they may be shifting.

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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.