From The Wall Street Journal: New York City has lost another round in its legal battle to overhaul the teaching and administrative staffs at 24 low-performing schools. State Supreme Court Judge Joan Lobis has upheld an arbitrator’s ruling that the city lacks the authority to remove 3,600 teachers, administrators and other staff from the schools. Under the city’s plan, employees would be required to reapply for their jobs without preference given to those with more seniority.
EARLIER....from The New York Times: An arbitrator has halted a central element of New York City's plans for closing and reopening 24 schools, saying its method for overhauling the staff at those institutions violated labor contracts. The ruling means that teachers and leaders at the 24 schools cannot be removed as the city had planned; they must be given the chance to stay at their current schools, even if the schools change names. City and school officials say they will appeal the decision.