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December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

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

And So Ends the Seattle Testing Boycott Saga—for Now

Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.

February 08, 2013

The Seattle Boycott Is Not About High-Stakes Testing, Except That It Is

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

'Cleveland Plan' Resolution Offers Contrast to Chicago

But both the city and the Cleveland teachers' union acknowledged that finding areas of agreement can be challenging.

July 06, 2012

Detroit Teachers' Union Considers Options After New Contract Imposed

Under state law, the Detroit emergency manager has the power to create a "successor collective bargaining agreement" without union negotiation.

June 11, 2012

Student Performance Must be Part of Teacher Evaluation, Calif. Judge Says

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

Las Vegas 'Worst Case' Budget Could Result In Hundreds of Jobs Lost

The district leadership is pressing for a salary freeze from its teachers' union.

February 14, 2012

Minnesota School District Changes Policy Blamed for Bullying

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."

January 27, 2012

Principals Balk at Stepped-Up Demands for Teacher Evaluations

The expanded teacher evaluation process required by some education reform efforts takes too much time for too little reward, some principals say.

October 19, 2011

Longer School Day Proposal In Chicago May Go To Court

The district's teacher union sees the proposal to extend the school day as a way to get teachers to work longer without extra pay.

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