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December 10, 2015

Release of Rafe Esquith Emails Heightens Debate in L.A. Over Teacher Discipline

The emails, obtained through an open-records request, include sexual references.

September 18, 2015

Vergara Appeal Brings Out a Who's Who in Ed. Policy

Scores of education advocacy groups, scholars, law experts, and politicians have filed friend-of-the-court briefs on both sides of the Vergara appeal.

June 24, 2015

Respondents File Brief Countering Unions' Claims in Vergara Appeal

The appeals process in the Vergara case will likely close out 2015.

May 13, 2015

Calif. Unions Appeal 'Deeply Flawed' Vergara Ruling

A judge's ruling last summer to overturn teacher-protection statutes was thinly argued and misread state constitutional law, they contend.

March 13, 2015

Judge: Lawsuit Targeting N.Y. Teacher Tenure May Continue

Unions say they'll appeal a Staten Island judge's decision March 12 to permit a challenge to the state's teacher-employment protections to move forward.

January 14, 2015

Teacher Dismissal on Trial: Your Primer to the New York Challenge

Today, a court will consider whether the Davids v. New York lawsuit, which seeks to overturn key sections of New York's tenure, layoff, and dismissal laws, will move forward.

November 21, 2014

Could Minnesota Be Next for a Vergara-Style Lawsuit?

One of the California lawyers in the Vergara case hints that constitutional provisions in Minnesota make it ripe for a similar challenge.

October 31, 2014

New Orleans Not Liable For Teachers' Post-Katrina Job Losses, Court Rules

Louisiana and the New Orleans parish won't owe back pay to the 7,500 teachers who lost their jobs after the hurricane.

October 02, 2014

Report: Bad Teachers Often Remediated, Not Removed, Under New York Rules

A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.

August 12, 2014

Kansas Union Challenges Tenure-Repeal Law

The Kansas National Education Association is challenging provisions tacked onto a 2014 budget bill eliminating due process.

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