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January 17, 2017

Minn. Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Revived

Parents appeal an October ruling that concluded that they hadn't sufficiently linked tenure laws with poor student achievement.

December 09, 2016

Seniority Won't Protect Teachers from Layoffs in a Chicago Suburb

Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.

December 08, 2016

Study: It's Far Too Hard to Fire Bad Teachers

A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute highlights the difficulties of dismissing ineffective teachers in many districts.

September 13, 2016

Kansas Supreme Court Weighs Tenure Repeal Law

Kansas's highest court will decide whether a 2014 law stripping teachers of their due process protections met constitutional muster.

August 22, 2016

Calif. Supreme Court Puts an End to Vergara Saga

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

NYC Ed. Dept. Violated Federal Discrimination Laws, U.S. Suit Alleges

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

Bill Revamping Teacher Tenure in California Gets Support

In the wake of the-Vergara appeals decision, a bill to revamp teacher tenure in California has gotten some initial support.

April 19, 2016

Anti-Tenure Law Rejected by North Carolina Supreme Court

The state's highest court rules that lawmakers can't take away tenure rights already granted to teachers.

April 15, 2016

Reactions to Vergara Reversal Point to Continuing Battles, Equity Concerns

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

Breaking: Vergara Ruling Overturned by State Appeals Court

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.

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