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August 19, 2015

Public Schooling in New Orleans a Decade After Katrina

Education Week's special series on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina examines how drastically public schools have changed in the city.

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

July 13, 2015

Nevada's Clark County Hopes to Lure Retired Educators Back to Teaching

The nation's fifth-largest school district, which started the year searching for about 2,600 teachers, is turning to retirees to fill critical positions in elementary schools.

July 01, 2015

Chicago District Makes $634 Million Pension Payment, But at a Cost: 1,400 Jobs

The cash-strapped district had sought an extension from the state to make the payments, arguing that it could not do so in full without impacting the classrooms.

April 10, 2015

Interested in Teaching? Nevada's Clark County School District Really Wants You

After years of a perennial teacher shortage, Nevada's largest school district is undertaking a massive campaign to recruit more than 2,000 teachers in time for the 2015-16 school year.

February 23, 2015

Philadelphia District Appeals Ruling That It Can't Cancel Teachers' Union Contract

The district says the court "misinterpreted and misapplied" the law in ruling that the district could not arbitrarily cancel the teachers' union contract.

January 22, 2015

Judge Rules Philadelphia Can't Cancel Teachers' Union Contract

The teachers' union sued the district after it abruptly canceled the collective bargaining agreement last October and mandated that union members pay toward their health care costs.

December 03, 2014

Principals' Group Rejects Use of 'Value-Added' Measures For Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says that "Value-Added Measurements" should not be used to make decisions regarding retention, firing and compensation for principals and teachers.

October 20, 2014

Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins Temporary Injunction in Contract Dispute

While the union has succeeded in temporarily blocking a requirement that its members contribute to their health benefits, broader questions about the school district's authority to make unilateral changes to employee contracts remain unsettled.

October 07, 2014

Philadelphia Teachers' Union Vows to Fight Contract Cancellation

The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.

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