Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.
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December 09, 2016
December 08, 2016
A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute highlights the difficulties of dismissing ineffective teachers in many districts.
September 13, 2016
Kansas's highest court will decide whether a 2014 law stripping teachers of their due process protections met constitutional muster.
August 22, 2016
After four years and two copycat lawsuits, the California Supreme Court, by declining to hear an appeal of the Vergara case, hands teachers unions a big victory.
June 13, 2016
A U.S. attorney has sued the NYC Department of Education for allowing a Queens high school principal to systematically discriminate against the school's three black teachers.
May 24, 2016
In the wake of the-Vergara appeals decision, a bill to revamp teacher tenure in California has gotten some initial support.
April 19, 2016
The state's highest court rules that lawmakers can't take away tenure rights already granted to teachers.
April 15, 2016
Not surprisingly given the history of the case, the new ruling in the Vergara v. California case has been met conflicting reactions—as well as vows on both sides to press for change.
April 14, 2016
A California appeals court has reversed the trial court's original ruling in Vergara v. the State of California, the landmark case on teacher job-protection provisions.
April 14, 2016
Four Minnesota mothers, represented by both local and national advocacy groups, have filed suit in a district asserting that the state's teacher-tenure protections keep bad teachers in classrooms, where they are dooming thousands of Minnesota children to substandard educations.