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October 22, 2014

Newark May Have Fired Teachers Prematurely, Ruling Indicates

In what may have broader implications, Newark jumped the gun in seeking the dismissal of the teacher under a new teacher-evaluation law, an arbitrator decided.

September 29, 2014

NEA Sues New Mexico Schools Chief Over Teacher Evaluations

New Mexico is the latest state to face legal action over its teacher-evaluation plan.

September 10, 2014

Missouri Group Backs Off of Ballot Measure Aimed at Weakening Teacher Tenure

Supporters of a constitutional amendment limiting teacher contracts to three years in Missouri are calling off their campaign.

August 26, 2014

Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students?

Studies show that teachers of low-income, minority students get lower ratings on their evaluations. Just why that is remains an open question.

August 22, 2014

Teachers Highly Rated Under Hawaii, Delaware Systems

Continuing a trend, Hawaii and Delaware data show an overwhelming majority of teachers meeting standards.

July 28, 2014

Second Vergara-Inspired Lawsuit Filed in New York

A second Vergara-inspired lawsuit in New York takes aim at teacher tenure.

July 24, 2014

Calif. Newspaper Can't Access Teacher Growth Scores With Names, Court Rules

The latest in a back-and-forth between The Los Angeles Times and the nation's second-largest district over access to teacher "value added" information.

July 07, 2014

NEA Strengthens Opposition to Tests in Teacher Evaluation

The National Education Association adopted policy formally proscribing the use of standardized tests in teachers' evaluations--a stronger stance than just three years earlier.

July 05, 2014

NEA Delegates Tackle State Takeover, National-Board Certification, and ... Breastfeeding?

The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.

July 04, 2014

NEA Election Results Are In: Garcia Wins Presidency

With 94 percent of the vote going her way, Lily Eskelsen Garcia was elected president of the National Education Association today at the union's convention.

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