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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.

November 21, 2014

Could Minnesota Be Next for a Vergara-Style Lawsuit?

One of the California lawyers in the Vergara case hints that constitutional provisions in Minnesota make it ripe for a similar challenge.

October 31, 2014

New Orleans Not Liable For Teachers' Post-Katrina Job Losses, Court Rules

Louisiana and the New Orleans parish won't owe back pay to the 7,500 teachers who lost their jobs after the hurricane.

October 16, 2014

Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.

October 02, 2014

Report: Bad Teachers Often Remediated, Not Removed, Under New York Rules

A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.

September 12, 2014

New York Teacher-Protection Lawsuits Combined

Two suits taking aim at the Empire State's rules for granting teachers tenure and dismissing them will be combined.

September 10, 2014

Missouri Group Backs Off of Ballot Measure Aimed at Weakening Teacher Tenure

Supporters of a constitutional amendment limiting teacher contracts to three years in Missouri are calling off their campaign.

September 04, 2014

Calif. Teachers' Unions File Appeal Against Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

California teachers' unions filed an appeal against the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.

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