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February 22, 2018
New York wants to overhaul its teacher evaluations — again. Here’s a guide to the brewing battle.
Here's what you need to know, including how evaluations currently work, the political battles that lead to this point, and what could happen moving forward.
January 30, 2018
Cary Kennedy ‘aligns with all of our issues and values,’ teachers union president says in endorsement
Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy has made increasing teacher pay a key part of her educational platform.
war on teachers?
December 12, 2017
When union protections disappear, poor schools lose teachers, new research finds
Michigan's teacher-focused policy changes did not increase in teacher turnover. But at schools with lower test scores or more students in poverty, teacher churn jumped.
November 30, 2017
DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk,’ cheers GOP tax plan
The nation's ed chief tells a summit gathering in Nashville that not much has changed since the landmark Reagan-era report indicting America’s public schools.
November 16, 2017
Gutting Wisconsin teachers unions hurt students, study finds
The high-profile fight to limit union power was replete with drama — including a recall election and state legislators fleeing…
November 6, 2017
After New York City teachers push for paid family leave, union takes up the fight
Under the city’s current policy, only birth mothers are allowed to take time off after having a baby. Even then, they have to use their sick time, which is limited.
October 5, 2017
‘We will get this done’: Union chief vows to fight for paid maternity leave after teachers take up the cause
Last week, Emily James took the stage at a teachers-union meeting and described what it’s like to work in a school system where teachers get…
September 21, 2017
New York City teachers don’t get paid maternity leave. Their paychecks prove it
New York City teachers don't get paid maternity or family leave, a policy that takes a toll on teachers’ paychecks and creates deep gender inequity.
January 5, 2017
Younger, vocal group of Denver teachers pushing union to be more aggressive, activist
One caucus teacher has announced his intention to run for the organization’s top job.
September 30, 2016
Beginning with Children, charter school pioneer, rededicates old building
Beginning with Children 2 will be housed at 11 Bartlett Street, an old Pfizer headquarters building where the foundation opened its eponymous first school.
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.
July 27, 2016
Teachers brave heat to vent anger over ALEC’s influence on Indiana education laws
Most of their complaints focused on the state’s private school tuition voucher program.
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 29, 2016
House panel resurrects controversial teacher pay bill
After senators killed House Bill 1004 last week, today's House Education Committee passed a similar Senate bill 7-4.
February 25, 2016
Teacher pay and pension changes, opposed by unions, are dead for now
The Senate announced it wouldn't move forward with House Bill 1004, but another Senate bill with almost identical language has a hearing scheduled Monday.
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