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.
Many states are mulling teacher evaluation 2.0, and a Georgia bill reducing the weight of tests is now close to the finish line.
Kansas Republicans are looking to follow Wisconsin's lead by requiring teachers unions to pass annual recertification votes.