As they implement reforms, some districts now bargain informally on a monthly basis rather than every few years.
Among other things, the U.S. Secretary of Education called for more accountability for school boards and suggested that districts and unions rethink ways to recruit, retain and assign teachers, in a speech at the Denver union-management collaboration conference.
The U.S. Department of Education's labor-management collaboration conference kicks off today.
Last week Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet sent a letter to the Obama administration urging it to create a "presidential teacher corps" to help fulfill its goal of recruiting 100,000 new teachers in shortage fields over the next five years. Quite a while back, we here at Education Week wondered what kind of teacher-quality proposal Bennet, a Democrat and supposedly one of the administration's go-to senators on education, would put forth. At the time I suggested it might be similar to the "America's Teacher Corps" proposal put out by bunch of teacher-quality scholars last year. They suggested giving teachers a ...
In its fiscal 2010 budget proposal, the Obama administration again preposed combining a number of teacher-quality programs into three new competitive grants.
The NEA applauds the Obama administration's desire to fund local school districts with any additional Race to the Top funding.
A Republican budget proposal would preserve the $2.9 billion state teacher quality formula grant program.
What would happen on the ground if Tennessee lawmakers pass a bill to eliminate collective bargaining for teachers?
Every time you turn around these days it seems that another piece of legislation is introduced by state lawmakers that would seriously affect teachers and their unions. Colleague Sean Cavanagh has a great round-up item up updating the scene in Wisconsin, Florida, and Indiana, among other places. If you're really getting into this, read an EdWeek update on collective bargaining, and another story from Sean earlier this year. Perhaps the most interesting development is happening in Wisconsin, where the state National Education Association affiliate says it's willing to work with lawmakers to craft new evaluation systems and pay reforms taking ...
The National Education Policy Center re-ran the data used in the Los Angeles Times teacher-rating project, and, using a different value-added model, reached quite different conclusions.