Unions

7/30/2012

7/30/2012

School districts across the state are bracing their budgets for possible legislation that would require them to pay for teacher pension costs as lawmakers grapple with ideas to close the state’s $83 billion pension debt.

7/30/2012

The Redford Union Schools superintendent is defending contract moves made last year by the district after a recent report by a public policy think tank questioned the decision.

7/27/2012

7/27/2012

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

7/27/2012

More than 900 displaced, Chicago Public Schools tenured teachers, many who were black, will now have a chance at getting their old jobs back this fall.

7/18/2012

7/18/2012

An independent fact finder has recommended that Chicago teachers receive a 14.85 percent raise to "compensate teachers for working a longer school day and year," a union official union said Monday.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

Seventeen months ago, the collaborative relationship between the Douglas County (Colo.) School District and its teachers’ union was lauded nationally.

7/5/2012

7/5/2012

The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union.

7/3/2012

7/3/2012

 After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated teacher evaluation systems.

6/22/2012

6/22/2012

Thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina scattered the populations and shut down the city and its schools, a Louisiana judge ruled Wednesday.

6/19/2012

6/19/2012

Michigan State Board of Education members are calling for changes to the way teachers are trained, evaluated and supported as part a wide-ranging list of goals and legislative priorities.

6/15/2012

6/15/2012

Chicago Public School officials and the system’s second largest union announced Thursday they had reached a contract that will give 5,500 custodians and other workers two percent raises for each of the next three years and saves the jobs of thousands of them.

6/15/2012

Many children in Chicago Public Schools will go from having the shortest school days in the nation to some of the longest this fall, a move that some experts say is needed to help push the struggling system ahead in student achievement.

6/12/2012

6/12/2012

The Louisiana Association of Educators says it also will file a lawsuit to throw out a set of education changes that Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed and state lawmakers passed.

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.

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