August 2016 Archives

Concerned about teacher shortages, state licensure boards across the country are making it easier to get certified to teach.

Summer vacation continues for millions of Mexican students as a dissident teachers' union shows no intention of ending protests over teacher evaluations.

Coming on the heals of the death of the Vergara challenge against teacher job protections, a new poll says that just three in ten support teacher-tenure laws.

After four years and two copycat lawsuits, the California Supreme Court, by declining to hear an appeal of the Vergara case, hands teachers unions a big victory.

A report published by the Brookings Institution found that even looking forward nearly 50 years, the teacher diversity gap will remain the same or worsen unless there are significant policy changes at every stage in the teacher pipeline.

After negotiations broke down over a new contract, Cleveland teachers say they will go on strike on September 1.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, upholding two lower court decisions, ruled that the Philadelphia school district violated state law when it unilaterally cancelled teachers' collective bargain agreement.

Stephen Sawchuk will be on sabbatical in 2016-17, but Teacher Beat will continue on.

Union leaders in both Indianapolis and New York say that while they support fewer suspensions, their members aren't being given the resources they need to work toward that goal.

A quarter of New York City teachers swap jobs within their schools each year, and new research shows that can depress student learning.

Sometimes, though, the plans run up against collective bargaining issues.

A variety of teacher-policy groups want stronger PD guidance in the upcoming regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Union representatives have been skipping out on meetings to weigh changes to teachers' healthcare plans.

Coverage of Teach For America sounds the same, but the organization is vastly different 25 years later.


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