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UND dean recommends tenure for professor who faced job loss

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The dean of the University of North Dakota’s College of Arts & Sciences said a French professor should receive a promotion and tenure, despite her department’s recommendation to the contrary.
Dean Debbie Storrs sent a letter …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND dean recommends tenure for professor who faced job loss

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The dean of the University of North Dakota’s College of Arts & Sciences said a French professor should receive a promotion and tenure, despite her department’s recommendation to the contrary.
Dean Debbie Storrs sent a letter …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND French professor appeals colleagues’ recommendation that she is ‘not a good fit’ and should be let go

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The witness, a University of North Dakota professor of marketing who had mentored a new, young professor of French for three years, listened as an attorney read through a series of accusations that had been made against the younger woman, his client. Continue Reading

David Olson, St. Paul, column: Let’s keep best teachers in the classroom

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce advocates legislation that links student academic progress to teacher evaluations, ending the practice of laying off teachers solely on the basis of ‘last in, first out.’ Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Teachers must earn bonuses; don’t hand them out

February 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to boost teacher pay to the most-wanted and top-performing teachers appears to be gaining traction in the state Legislature, but with an unfortunate twist. Continue Reading

Legislators, governor agree on education reform bill

February 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

New math, science teachers could get $8,000 bonuses during first five years. Continue Reading

OPINION: Boldness shown in new proposals for education

January 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

I really applaud the governor for taking the bold step to recommend these education changes. It would have been much easier to just propose a cost of living increase and call it good. Continue Reading

Legislator: Allow school boards to design teacher bonuses

January 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The governor’s plan for awarding bonuses to some teachers might find stronger support if school boards get the flexibility to focus the money on local priorities, one of the Legislature’s senior members said Tuesday. Continue Reading

States weaken tenure rights for teachers

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

America’s public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren’t performing. A few states have essentially nullified tenure protections altogether, according to an analysis being released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. Continue Reading

GRAVES: Gov’s education plan worth supporting

January 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Tenure is and always has been a bad idea simply because for many people it is more difficult to stay motivated once you’ve been given a strong measure of job security.
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