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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.

September 18, 2015

Vergara Appeal Brings Out a Who's Who in Ed. Policy

Scores of education advocacy groups, scholars, law experts, and politicians have filed friend-of-the-court briefs on both sides of the Vergara appeal.

July 17, 2015

New Calif. Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluation

From the team that brought you the Vergara v. California lawsuit comes a new legal challenge aimed at forcing districts to use test scores to evaluate their teachers.

June 24, 2015

Respondents File Brief Countering Unions' Claims in Vergara Appeal

The appeals process in the Vergara case will likely close out 2015.

March 30, 2015

New York Budget Agreement Brings Changes, Uncertainty on Teacher Issues

The tentative framework would tighten tenure and dismissal processes and require the state education department to develop a new teacher-evaluation system.

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.

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