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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.

October 20, 2016

Buffalo Teachers Ratify Contract, Ending a 12 Year Stalemate

Ending a 12-year deadlock between the district and union, public school teachers in Buffalo, N.Y., have inked their first new contract since the last one expired in 2004.

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.

May 19, 2016

Pa. Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Seniority Protections During Teacher Layoffs

The Pennsylvania governor vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have allowed school boards to base teacher layoffs on teacher evaluation scores rather than seniority.

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.

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.

February 27, 2015

Study: Novices Often Teach the Youngest, Neediest Students in Their Schools

A new study finds that novice math teachers in a large urban district are more likely to teach the youngest and neediest students in their schools.

October 16, 2014

Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.

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