Thursday, August 28, 2014

Report says ten large California districts spent $125.6 million on lawsuits over the past three years [NSBA Legal Clips, 8/27/14]: The report, released this week by California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CCALA), looked at the costs of verdicts, settlements and outside counsel, but not in-house counsel, for 10 large school districts from 2010-2011 through 2012-2013.

Secretary Duncan offers teachers leeway on job performance ties to standardized testing [NSBA Legal Clips, 8/25/14]: According to The Washington Post, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently announced a plan to allow states to delay using student standardized test results on teacher performance evaluations, a move widely seen as an effort to calm tension between Duncan and the nation’s educators.

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