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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…
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 10, 2014
Rise & Shine: Angry parents say the kids “rule” at Indianapolis high school
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 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.
Developing Professional Development
September 16, 2014
With 80 minutes of new teacher training each week, schools set out to see what works
Schools are coming up with ideas to fill 80 minutes of new teacher-meeting time every Monday, even as skeptics question whether teachers and students will benefit from the weekly sessions.
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…
September 9, 2014
With new school year, new rules for parent engagement have begun
At P.S. 206's first parent engagement activity of the year, now mandated in the new teachers contract, parents and educators shared their ideas with Chancellor Fariña and union president, Michael Mulgrew.
War chests fill up
September 3, 2014
Democrats, unions pour money into key races
Democratic candidates in pivotal state Senate races, including those of interest to education, continued to lead their Republican opponents in fundraising, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday. (With interactive database)
Politics & Policy
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.
August 26, 2014
De Blasio moves to settle school safety agents' pay discrimination lawsuit
Safety agents who work in schools across the city will soon receive raises, as the de Blasio administration moves to settle two labor issues at once.
Hot button issue
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.
Taking it Slowly
July 11, 2014
PROSE schools limited in changes they can make, documents show
Dozens of schools were chosen to join a new experimentation program, but only some will get to make changes right away, and few will get to make all the changes they sought.
July 3, 2014
NEA president: Current testing system “will crumble”
The president of the National Education Association Wednesday called for a massive reduction in the amount of student testing and predicted accountability systems based on such assessments “will crumble.”
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