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.
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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.
October 16, 2014
The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.
April 09, 2014
A settlement in Los Angeles over teacher layoffs does not alter the place of seniority in such decisions.
March 28, 2014
Lawyers presented their closing arguments in the fractious Vergara v. California teacher-protection lawsuit.
March 25, 2014
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.