Unions

6/12/2012

6/12/2012

An education advocacy group recommended changes to a Tennessee teacher evaluation system that many classroom instructors now see as skewed toward punishing them rather than helping them improve.

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

Liberty Public Schools’ superintendent called it a dilemma. A longtime teacher called it a disappointment.

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

The Easton Area (Penn.) School District is offering some of its longtime employees $5,000 if they submit notice by Friday to resign or retire, a move school officials say could offset teacher layoffs.

5/25/2012

5/25/2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

5/22/2012

5/22/2012

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is targeting schools in Orange, Polk and Palm Beach counties, among others, for what it says are illegally discriminatory single-sex classrooms.

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Even without a new teacher evaluation system, New York City will ramp up efforts to weed out teachers who “don’t deserve to teach,” Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rhee set off a lot of fireworks.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

The Alabama House has passed an education budget $141 million short of what is being spent this fiscal year, though lawmakers found another $10 million to add to the Senate-passed version.

4/23/2012

4/23/2012

Teachers in the Madison School District said the Board of Education there violated the law by imposing a 10% pay cut last week that is retroactive to the beginning of the current school year.

4/13/2012

4/13/2012

At a time when suburban school districts are pushing back hard against taking over the state's share of teacher retirement costs, many are paying thousands of dollars — sometimes hundreds of thousands — in penalties for giving big raises to administrators and teachers and driving up pensions.

4/12/2012

4/12/2012

The heads of the nation's two largest teachers' unions stressed Tuesday night the need for government leaders to continue to focus on bullying prevention in an era of school funding shortages.

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

Chicago public school teachers in 150 schools have voted overwhelmingly in mock ballots to support a strike, an angry union president said Thursday.

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

The New York City United Federation of Teachers filed suit in state Supreme Court on to force the Department of Education to hand over copies of official e-mails that it has been requesting since May 2010.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

The first round of negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union went squarely to the district, which will get its way in weighing student performance more heavily in teacher evaluations.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

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