The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.
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June 17, 2014
Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future
February 05, 2014
The rules would set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
January 22, 2014
Four schools in the district will have to change their mascots by next fall when the policy takes effect.
December 03, 2013
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.
December 02, 2013
A new survey shows that school districts are placing top priority on modifying curriculum and instruction to meet the new standards, along with adjusting assessments.
November 27, 2013
School district leaders can find themselves in position of defending the use of Native American mascots or leading the charge to change them.
October 10, 2013
A group of 15 districts and Indiana's attorney general are suing the federal government over provisions in the new federal health care law, which they say financially penalizes them.
September 12, 2013
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July 24, 2013
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