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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.

April 09, 2014

Los Angeles Settlement on Teacher Layoffs Ducks the Seniority Question

A settlement in Los Angeles over teacher layoffs does not alter the place of seniority in such decisions.

March 28, 2014

Fate of California Teacher-Protection Rules Now in Hands of Judge

Lawyers presented their closing arguments in the fractious Vergara v. California teacher-protection lawsuit.

March 25, 2014

Philadelphia Will Skirt Seniority in Staffing

Philadelphia's superintendent has imposed new rules for the upcoming school year that will allow principals to disregard seniority as the sole criteria in hiring and assignment decisions.

February 25, 2014

Revisions to Seniority-Based Layoffs Eyed in Newark

Newark's Cami Anderson wants the Christie administration to waive the state's reverse-seniority layoff requirements.

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