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2 days ago
Sign language interpreters, career and tech educators to join Denver teachers union
The groups won’t follow the same salary schedule as the teachers. But they, too, will get raises this year.
3 days ago
The Denver teachers union will have a new president for the first time in 10 years
In a redo of a spring vote that was too close to call, Tiffany Choi comfortably defeated Henry Roman.
September 18, 2019
‘It’s not just teachers wanting a break’: In battle over contract, conflict arises over prep time
Amid tense contract negotiations between Chicago and the teachers union, issues of working conditions have surfaced alongside pay and benefits.
September 16, 2019
Union for Chicago schools support staff rejects fact-finder report, moves toward strike
The strike threat, which has a similar timeline to the teachers’ ultimatum, puts additional pressure on Chicago.
September 12, 2019
Chicago Public Schools teachers: What are your thoughts on prep time?
Chalkbeat wants to know how much prep time you get, how you spend it, and where it ranks alongside salary and staffing needs among your contract demands.
August 30, 2019
Memphis teacher salary average dipped to 11th in the state. Negotiations to change that haven’t progressed.
Compensation was among the top priorities of the two Memphis groups representing licensed educators as they started negotiating a new agreement with district leaders.
August 29, 2019
Five things to know about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s teachers contract offer
Here are five things to know about Lightfoot’s offer and the future of the contract talks.
Updated August 26, 2019
Chicago teachers union rejects neutral fact-finder’s report, setting countdown to strike
The action starts a countdown toward a Sept. 26 strike, the earliest possible date teachers could legally walk out.
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August 13, 2019
Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff
Miska Clay Bibbs, who was elected to the Shelby County Schools board in 2014, became the organization's chief of staff Monday.
August 10, 2019
Newark teachers union and district reach tentative deal on new contract
The tentative agreement, which union members and the Newark school board must still approve, will determine how much teachers and other school workers are paid.
August 2, 2019
Upstart teachers group abandons plans to challenge the IPS union
The Indianapolis Teachers Society did not file a petition to decertify and replace the union, as the group had previously planned.
August 1, 2019
Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools
Lawsuits seeking to block state-ordered intervention under Colorado's 2009 school accountability law will clarify the state’s authority to tell districts what to do.
July 22, 2019
Ex-union chief for Indianapolis Public Schools teachers pleads guilty to embezzlement
Rhondalyn Cornett wrote checks from the union’s bank account and used the union’s debit card for personal expenses and cash withdrawals, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
July 13, 2019
Union representing special education aides, bus aides and custodians wins strike authorization
Workers could go on strike as soon as October.
July 12, 2019
Union puts forward contract proposal for thousands of new teaching and support staff, at a cost of $880 million
The union is asking the district to hire nearly 5,000 additional teachers.
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