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Did Professor Lose Job for Failing to Report Teacher-Student Relationship?

Did Professor Lose Job for Failing to Report Teacher-Student Relationship?

Schools tend to frown on teacher-student relationships, particularly when a pregnancy is the result. But what about a co-worker who doesn’t report the relationship? That’s the reason an assistant professor…

High-School Teacher Takes a Kentucky School Board to Court

High-School Teacher Takes a Kentucky School Board to Court

A social-studies teacher at Fairdale High School in Jefferson County, KY, filed suit against the school board, alleging discrimination, retaliation, a hostile work environment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.…

Teacher Claims National Origin Was Reason for Principal’s Non-Renewal

Teacher Claims National Origin Was Reason for Principal’s Non-Renewal

A former teacher brought legal action against the Chicago Board of Education and a school principal after her contract was not renewed. She asserted numerous claims, making her arguments in…

Teacher Sues School Board for “Excessive Mold” in Classroom

Teacher Sues School Board for “Excessive Mold” in Classroom

An elementary school teacher brought action against a school board in Virginia, alleging a deliberate exposure to excessive mold and bacteria in her classroom. She claimed a “harmful workplace environment,”…

Teacher Sues School District Multiple Times for Retaliation, Discrimination

Teacher Sues School District Multiple Times for Retaliation, Discrimination

A former teacher was employed at a Kansas school district for a number of years. But after he moved to another state and then returned to Kansas, the school district…

Various Suits, Appeals Keep School Officials in Court

Various Suits, Appeals Keep School Officials in Court

A teacher who had formerly worked for the Palm Beach County School District in Florida brought action against the superintendent and a principal of one of the schools. He claims…

Denying Tenure a Retaliation for Exercising Freedom of Speech?

Denying Tenure a Retaliation for Exercising Freedom of Speech?

A special education teacher working in New York was informed that she had not been recommended for tenure and that her employment would consequently be terminated by the end of…

Bonuses for Teachers Improve Student Performance, But Not By Much

Bonuses for Teachers Improve Student Performance, But Not By Much

Teachers at five schools in Utah were awarded merit pay last spring. A recent study shows that, while it may have motivated the teachers, there was little change in performances…

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