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Too few states are using data to determine if their supply of teachers is meeting the demand of school districts, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Teachers will receive a 5 percent raise, pending a vote by the state legislature. School will resume Thursday.

Yohn v. California Teachers Association argues that teachers who disagree with their union should affirmatively opt in, rather than have to opt out.

Hundreds of demonstrators, including some educators, gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments in a case that could get rid of certain fees paid by nonmembers.

Union leaders announced on Monday that the statewide teacher strike for higher wages and better benefits will continue for a fourth day.

Defeat of a bill that would have given Oklahoma teachers their first raise in a decade has prompted more drastic measures.

In West Virginia, teacher strikes and work stoppages are illegal, with possible punishments including suspensions, firings, and denial of pay.

President Donald Trump suggested that arming 20 percent of teachers would prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland, Fla. But many teachers are fiercely opposed to such a measure.

The Gates Foundation is redirecting its financial backing away from teacher evaluation overhaul efforts to more "locally-driven solutions."

Policymakers have weighed arming teachers at school and training them to shoot back in case of emergency in the aftermath of school shootings like at Sandy Hook and now, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The group Chiefs for Change has released a report detailing Tennessee's district-based teacher-leadership model.

This is the first time that the New Teacher Center is releasing its standards to the public, instead of just its partner districts.

A group of union and other activists criticized the education secretary on the occasion of her first anniversary in office, carrying boxes of report cards giving her a failing grade.

But not everyone is happy with the historic merger of the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff.

A new Center for American Progress report looks at how states are planning to use their Title II, Part A funds—money that could be at risk in Congress' final budget.


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