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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December 23, 2013
Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.
May 14, 2013
Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.
February 08, 2013
A Seattle teacher boycott against a district-mandated exam seems increasingly tied to fights against high-stakes testing, whether or not that was the intended goal.
September 18, 2012
But both the city and the Cleveland teachers' union acknowledged that finding areas of agreement can be challenging.
July 06, 2012
Under state law, the Detroit emergency manager has the power to create a "successor collective bargaining agreement" without union negotiation.
June 11, 2012
California has a 40-year-old state law that says pupil progress on state tests must be a part of evaluating teachers, but the district's teacher's union has opposed such moves.
April 12, 2012
The district leadership is pressing for a salary freeze from its teachers' union.
February 14, 2012
The board replaced the policy, blamed for contributing to a school culture that lead to bullying, and eventually the suicides, of several gay students, with one that promotes "a respectful learning environment in which teachers facilitate student discussions of contentious topics in a balanced and impartial manner."