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On the brink
March 14, 2018
Denver teachers union leaders vote to call for a strike vote if pay negotiations fail
“Teachers don’t think the district is taking them seriously."
August 23, 2016
What does California’s teacher tenure ruling mean for New York? Depends whom you ask.
New York's teachers unions say the ruling bolsters their defense of the state's tenure laws, while their opponents say it does not affect a legal challenge to those laws.
May 31, 2016
New groups aim to push back against Denver Public Schools, a stronghold of education reform
The groups and the district want the same thing: quality schools for all students. But the groups disagree with how DPS is trying to get there.
February 5, 2016
As Albany’s power dynamics shift, Elia gets an education in politics
Since her appointment last May, Elia has promised to work closely with the state’s many opposing educational groups, but that is becoming a challenge.
February 5, 2016
These 22 education bills are still alive halfway through Indiana's 2016 legislative session
The bills switch chambers and could begin hearings as early as next week.
January 25, 2016
Bill to loosen union control of teacher pay moves ahead
Democrats on the House Education Committee and ISTA officials opposed the bill.
an objective measure
April 7, 2015
As new teacher evaluation system looms, Tisch defends need for state tests
Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch continues to defend the need for state tests as an objective measure in the new teacher evaluation system.
March 3, 2015
City seeks next group of PROSE schools, as Fariña praises first round of changes
Some of the schools already in the program are waiting to fully implement the plans that were given preliminary approval last summer.
January 21, 2015
Ferebee wants IPS teachers to work five more days
Indianapolis Public Schools teachers say Superintendent Lewis Ferebee's plan to improve instruction by adding five training days to the calendar starting next school year will end up costing them.
October 29, 2014
NYSUT, following UFT, asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging teacher tenure
The state teachers union is joining the city’s union in asking the court to toss out a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws in New York…
September 24, 2014
New IPS teachers contract pays bonuses based on performance
The deal for a one-year contract was widely hailed Tuesday night by IPS and the teacher's union as innovative and a step in the right direction when it comes to improving pay for the cash-strapped district's 2,000 teachers.
The Best Laid Plans
May 26, 2014
Principals can collect lesson plans but can't say what goes in them, arbitrator rules
Just weeks after negotiating a contract with the city that many hailed as a victory for educators, the city teachers union has successfully argued that teachers alone get to decide what to put in their lesson plans.
the final hours
April 30, 2014
Career ladder, fewer eval metrics, and face time with parents in teacher contract, sources say
Retroactive pay is poised to come through for teachers, but how much is still unclear, sources say of a contract deal being finalized by the UFT and the city. What is more clear, they say, is a new teacher pay system, changes to teacher evaluations and more face time with parents.
April 26, 2014
Warm words between mayor and union chief amid contract negotiations
After that gushing introduction, Mayor Bill de Blasio rode a wave of cheers onstage before launching into a speech to teachers at their…
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