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August 29, 2014

Judge Affirms Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure; Calif. Chief Urges Appeal

The ruling in a landmark case that struck down California's laws on teacher tenure and dismissal was affirmed on Aug. 28 by a state superior court judge. The ruling will be appealed.

August 12, 2014

Kansas Union Challenges Tenure-Repeal Law

The Kansas National Education Association is challenging provisions tacked onto a 2014 budget bill eliminating due process.

August 06, 2014

Teacher Tenure, Evaluation Will Appear on Missouri Ballots In November

A proposed constitutional amendment to weaken teacher tenure laws and tie teacher evaluations to student performance will appear on Missouri ballots in November.

August 06, 2014

Vergara Legal Team Signs On To N.Y. Lawsuit

The high-powered lawyers that litigated the California suit will represent the plaintiffs in one of two suits targeting teacher tenure in New York.

August 05, 2014

In Teacher-Tenure Battles, a War for Public Opinion Can Obscure the Nuances

As tenure leaps to prominence as a national issue, with even celebrities weighing in, it's good to keep the complexities in mind.

July 22, 2014

N.Y.C. Union Will Join Tenure Lawsuit as Defendant

The UFT will intervene in a lawsuit tackling New York's due-process and tenure laws.

July 05, 2014

NEA Delegates Tackle State Takeover, National-Board Certification, and ... Breastfeeding?

The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.

July 04, 2014

NEA Calls for Secretary Duncan's Resignation

In a surprising vote at the Representative Assembly on July 4, delegates passed a new business item calling for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign.

July 02, 2014

Emerging Themes at NEA: 'Toxic Testing' and Union Threats

The board of directors will propose a New Business Item calling for a campaign against "toxic testing."

June 16, 2014

Weaker Teachers Leaving Schools Under N.Y.C.'s Tenure Changes

A New York City schools policy that encourages principals to closely consider teacher-tenure decisions before awarding that status appears to have encouraged less-effective educators to leave the profession, new research shows.

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