Final arguments set in suit over CA teacher tenure

By John Rodgers, timesunion.com

After weeks of testimony from top school officials and others, attorneys were preparing to make their final arguments in the trial of a lawsuit that seeks to make it harder for teachers to obtain tenure and easier to fire those judged incompetent.

Legislative staff recommends cutting raises, benefits of state employees just ratified in contract

By Len Lazarick, Maryland Reporter

State employees last Wednesday ratified a new one-year contract that provided 2% raises, regular step increases, health premium holidays and other financial benefits they had been denied in the lean years of the Great Recession.

State employees last Wednesday ratified a new one-year contract that provided 2% raises, regular step increases, health premium holidays and other financial benefits they had been denied in the lean years of the Great Recession.