Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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The Hunger Games of Education

The Hunger Games of Education

By on April 13, 2011

I sat in the room of saddened and anxious teachers, some of whom had dedicated up to 10 years with my district, waiting to hear about some RIF settlement that our district and union had negotiated on our behalf. As

Tweenteacher Article is lead item in the Accomplished Teacher SmartBrief

Tweenteacher Article is lead item in the Accomplished Teacher SmartBrief

By on April 2, 2010

So my recent article for Teacher Magazine, “Does Last Hired, First Fired Make Sense” is the lead item in today’s Accomplished Teacher Smartbrief. You can read the article here. In it, I explore the history of the classic seniority list,

The Carnival #178 is in town!

The Carnival #178 is in town!

By on July 2, 2008

The Carnival #178 has come to town!

Teacher Observations: Principals vs. the Union

Teacher Observations: Principals vs. the Union

By on May 24, 2008

Why does the union stand in the way of getting rid of a bad teacher? Doesn't that undermine the work of other teachers?