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January 28, 2016

AFT, Local Teachers File Lawsuit Against Detroit Schools

The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.

January 22, 2016

Michigan Lawmakers Target Detroit Teachers' Sickouts

Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.

January 20, 2016

Detroit District Seeks Restraining Order, Injunction Against Teachers

The district wants to court to bar teachers from staging sick-outs. Teacher sick-outs have caused several dozens schools to close in recent months.

January 11, 2016

Teacher Protests Close Dozens of Detroit Schools

The coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, began in November as teachers continue to voice their displeasure with pay, benefits, and class sizes.

December 14, 2015

Chicago Teachers' Union Votes to Authorize Strike

The last teachers' union strike in 2012 shut down Chicago's schools for seven days.

December 10, 2015

Teacher Sickout Closes at Least Seven Detroit Schools

A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.

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.

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