Unions

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

3/15/2012

3/15/2012

New Haven teachers were apprehensive when they backed a new evaluation system three years ago, but they were not angry.

3/14/2012

3/14/2012

Pennsylvania’s largest teachers union wants lawmakers to increase public-school funding through charging more fees for gas drilling and by imposing new taxes.

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

On Monday, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill that would allow schools to take into account performance evaluations of teachers in addition to seniority while making layoffs.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

If you can’t beat them, take them over. That seems to be the new union strategy on charter schools.

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

State Education Commissioner John King announced Wednesday that funding has been restored to five school districts, including Poughkeepsie.

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

More than a thousand Oregon educators, union members and parents rallied at the state capitol today, urging lawmakers to support funding for public schools and social services.

2/21/2012

The U.S. Department of Education recently rolled out its proposal for the RESPECT Project(Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching).

2/21/2012

The White House could use a little help from Aretha Franklin to boost its new education initiative. The $5 billion plan aims to elevate the status of America’s teachers, and is dubbed RESPECT — although inspiring that particular sentiment may be wishful thinking.

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

A statewide agreement announced Thursday will bring tougher teacher evaluations in public schools statewide and make student performance 40 percent of a teacher's grade.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

School got off to a rough start Thursday with students returning to class for the first time since their entire elementary school staff was replaced after two longtime teachers were accused of lewd acts on children.

2/13/2012

Members and supporters of the Oakland teachers union picketed outside the Paramount Theatre this week. Michelle Rhee, one of the nation's most prominent school reformers, was about to address a sold-out crowd of 3,000 about the failures of the nation's education system and the importance of effective teachers.

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

Cleveland’s struggling school district needs to embrace good charter schools, revamp teachers’ union rules, and give more flexibility to high-performing schools.

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