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January 22, 2015

Philly Teachers' Union Says Ruling Against District a Victory for Collective Bargaining

A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teachers'union contract and impose new terms.

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.

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.

August 15, 2014

Philly's Schools Will Open on Time, But With Cuts to Programs

Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.

July 16, 2014

Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

May 01, 2014

Philadelphians Seek to Stave Off Proposed Cuts to Schools

At a hearing this week, Philadelphia residents and educators pushed back against further budget cuts, asking elected officials to provide needed funding.

January 27, 2014

Calif. Lawsuit on Teacher Protections Could Have Big Impact on Districts

The potentially precedent-setting trial in Los Angeles features plaintiffs seeking to overturn seniority, tenure, and dismissal procedures.

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.

December 05, 2012

Seven Districts Get Gates Funding for District-Charter Collaboration

Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, Hartford, Conn., and Spring Branch, Texas, were awarded grants from the Gates Foundation to foster collaboration and reduce tension between district and charter schools.

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.

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