Teacher-salary comparability isn't one of the allowable topics in ESSA rulemaking, but that's not stopping the topic from cropping up in the negotiations.
Colorado's highest court is wading into the teacher tenure debate by agreeing to hear a case over how Denver Public School is placing tenured teachers on unpaid leave.
Teacher evaluation and school choice are among both groups' major focus areas.
The 4-4 ruling means unions can still charge agency fees of nonmembers.
A teacher database is key to combating the state's looming teacher shortage, California Legislative Analyst's Office says.
On common-core implementation, 70 percent of district leaders said their district had made good or excellent progress toward Common Core implementation. But teachers say there's room for improvement.
Enrollments in teacher preparation are down by 36 percent from 2009, and completers are down by a quarter.
The cuts will reduce Teach For America's staff by 15 percent.
With many teachers' pensions invested in the education giant, the union wants to be sure the company is profitable.
While many teachers' unions have voiced support for master-teacher programs, some see New York's program as a thinly veiled merit-pay system.