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August 23, 2016

Poll Finds Decreasing Public Support for Teacher-Tenure Laws

Coming on the heals of the death of the Vergara challenge against teacher job protections, a new poll says that just three in ten support teacher-tenure laws.

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.

July 20, 2016

Nearly 50 Denver Teachers Lose Tenure Over Poor Evaluations

Dozens of veteran Denver educators will lose their tenure status due to a 2010 state law, which was passed as part of an effort to win Race to the Top dollars.

May 27, 2016

Miami Teachers Look to Sue District Over Merit Pay Raises

Miami teachers are turning to a popular crowdsourcing site to fund a lawsuit over how the district is implementing a 2011 state law that mandated the adoption of merit-based pay scales.

May 24, 2016

Bill Revamping Teacher Tenure in California Gets Support

In the wake of the-Vergara appeals decision, a bill to revamp teacher tenure in California has gotten some initial support.

April 19, 2016

Anti-Tenure Law Rejected by North Carolina Supreme Court

The state's highest court rules that lawmakers can't take away tenure rights already granted to teachers.

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.

April 14, 2016

Minnesota Faces a Vergara-Style Lawsuit on Teacher Job Protections

Four Minnesota mothers, represented by both local and national advocacy groups, have filed suit in a district asserting that the state's teacher-tenure protections keep bad teachers in classrooms, where they are dooming thousands of Minnesota children to substandard educations.

March 30, 2016

Teacher Placements on Trial in Colorado 'Mutual Consent' Case

Colorado's highest court is wading into the teacher tenure debate by agreeing to hear a case over how Denver Public School is placing tenured teachers on unpaid leave.

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