teacher contracts http://ripr.org en Tuesday, February 12, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/tuesday-february-12-2013 <p>Power is being restored to most of RI customers following this weekend's snow storm.&nbsp; The State Senate votes on nominees for the new Board of Education.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%20February%2012%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:37:50 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10193 at http://ripr.org Monday, February 4, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/monday-february-4-2013 <p>A Warwick man was working at the 2013 Super Bowl game. Tensions are flaring between the teachers unions and the Education Commissioner.&nbsp;&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning Podcast.&nbsp;</p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%204Feb2013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:22:29 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9722 at http://ripr.org Tensions flare over staffing rules http://ripr.org/post/tensions-flare-over-staffing-rules <p>Relations appear tense between the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, one of two teachers’ unions in Rhode Island, and State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.</p><p>Gist sent a letter to Superintendents at the end of January reminding them that state regulations require staffing decisions to be based on performance, rather than the number of years a teacher has been on the job, a practice common in many schools.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:32:24 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 9719 at http://ripr.org Tensions flare over staffing rules