Lawmakers say they want to give administrators more of a say in which teachers are dismissed during layoffs.
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March 24, 2017
January 17, 2017
Parents appeal an October ruling that concluded that they hadn't sufficiently linked tenure laws with poor student achievement.
December 09, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.