Judge Affirms Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure; Calif. Chief Urges Appeal

The ruling in a landmark case that struck down California's laws on teacher tenure and dismissal was affirmed on Aug. 28 by a state superior court judge. The ruling will be appealed.


Florida Union Backs Second Lawsuit Against School Choice Program

The statewide teachers' union is backing the second lawsuit in two months challenging the state's tax-credit scholarship program.


Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students?

Studies show that teachers of low-income, minority students get lower ratings on their evaluations. Just why that is remains an open question.


Calif. Teachers' Union to Focus on Charter School Organizing

NEA President-elect, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is visiting a California charter school to talk about organizing efforts.


Teachers Highly Rated Under Hawaii, Delaware Systems

Continuing a trend, Hawaii and Delaware data show an overwhelming majority of teachers meeting standards.


Alabama Teacher Suspended After Ferguson Re-Enactment

An Alabama teacher landed in hot water after permitting students to act out the shootings of teenagers Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.


Accountability Report Urges Fewer Tests, More Peer Review

A report from the National Center on Education and the Economy says holding teachers accountable for the results on annual standardized tests is not in line with international practices and warps instruction unproductively.


Survey: Teachers Are Knowledgeable About Common Core, But Wary

Teacher support for the common standards has dropped precipitously, even though they're among the best informed about the expectations.


N.Y. Union Won't Endorse in Governor's Race

NYSUT opted not to endorse Cuomo or any other candidate for the 2014 governor's race.


Kansas Union Challenges Tenure-Repeal Law

The Kansas National Education Association is challenging provisions tacked onto a 2014 budget bill eliminating due process.


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