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December 7, 2018
Chicago charter files federal labor complaint against union over strike
As the acrimonious teacher strike against Acero charter schools wound down its fourth day, both sides ratcheted up pressure, neither giving indications of backing down.
Updated December 6, 2018
Chicago charter strike extends a third day, with teachers holding out for raises for support staff
Union teachers reported small gains — but stuck adamantly by demands for smaller class sizes and for increased pay, including for paraprofessionals.
November 26, 2018
Why teachers say Noble CEO’s downfall could bolster unionization efforts
Teachers say Milkie’s misconduct with alumni — and suspicions that leaders delayed responding — bolster arguments that teachers should be more involved in decision-making
November 14, 2018
Acero teachers threaten Dec. 4 strike unless negotiations progress
Unless they reach a compromise with their network bosses, teachers at 15 Acero charter schools will strike on Dec. 4.
October 24, 2018
Why Chicago charter educators say now is the moment for historic strike
Charter school union expects up to 19 schools to announce that they will hold votes to authorize a strike against the companies that run the schools.
October 23, 2014
Poll has good news for casino opponents, open meetings backers
Most voters surveyed in a new poll oppose Amendment 68, the slots-for-schools ballot measure, but strongly support Proposition 104, which would require school district/union contract…
SBE races get interesting
October 22, 2014
Reformers, unions spending big on Democratic State Board candidates
A political committee affiliated with Democrats for Education Reform has spent nearly $126,866 in two State Board of Education races where teachers unions also are supporting Democrats.
October 7, 2014
Open meetings initiative could have unintended side benefit to unions
The Independence Institute is no fan of teachers’ unions, so some observers find it interesting that an institute-driven ballot measure might have the side effect of giving those unions a little advantage in contract negotiations with school districts.
September 12, 2014
Salazar leaving CEA; Bartels new executive director
Tony Salazar, executive director of the Colorado Education Association, is leaving that post later this month for a senior management position with the National Education…
August 28, 2014
Indiana dodges NCLB waiver bullet, for now
Indiana today got a one year reprieve from possible penalties from the U.S. Department of Education. Those penalties, including the loss of control over more than $200 million in federal aid that goes to local schools, won’t happen before June 30 of next year.
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August 4, 2014
Backers of public negotiations initiative turn in signatures
Supporters of a ballot measure that would require school district labor negotiations to be held in public have turned in 127,328 signatures to get the proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot.
May 30, 2014
Changes to teacher pay and promotion on the table for IPS
The Indianapolis Public School Board is considering undertaking a two-year process to overall how it evaluates, pays and promotes teachers. The plan, called Project Elevate, is still being developed but initial estimates suggested it could involve up to three consultants and cost $2.5 million.
May 14, 2014
KIPP could be first charter school partner for IPS
Indianapolis Public Schools is working on a deal to bring the KIPP Indianapolis College Preparatory charter school back into one of its buildings starting next fall. After leasing the space for a year, KIPP Executive Director Emily Pelino said she would explore forging a deeper partnership with IPS by becoming an “innovation school.”
January 29, 2014
Union legal challenge to SB191 filed, bill on its way
Updated - Colorado’s largest teachers union Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on part of the state educator effectiveness law, filing both a lawsuit and serving notice of a proposed bill in the legislature.
January 13, 2014
Common Core critic could be a key voice in Indiana standards debate
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