Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.


Citing Private Providers, Hawaii Union Opposes Pre-K Expansion

Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.


Teaching ELLs: Do Qualifications and Effectiveness Overlap?

A study finds that teachers that were effective with all students also helped English-language-learners advance academically, regardless of whether they held bilingual certification.


Ailing Chicago Union Head Will Step Down

The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.


N.Y. Union Sues Over Common-Core Testing 'Gag Order'

New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.


Unions, Teachers, and Opting Out: A Complex Calculus

How will unions support teachers who refuse to give standardized tests?


Ed. Dept., National Board Plan Teacher-Leader Summits

The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.


Philadelphia Commission Overrules Teacher Contract

Seeking to lower health-care costs, the School Reform Commission took the drastic step of cancelling the contract. The move will likely need court approval.


Report: Bad Teachers Often Remediated, Not Removed, Under New York Rules

A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.


NEA Sues New Mexico Schools Chief Over Teacher Evaluations

New Mexico is the latest state to face legal action over its teacher-evaluation plan.


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