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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.

June 13, 2014

AFT President Takes Secretary Duncan to Task Over Vergara Ruling

The AFT President is angry about how U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan responded to the decision in Vergara v. California.

June 10, 2014

Reactions to the Vergara Teacher-Tenure Decision Pour In

Some of the reaction on the ruling in Vergara lawsuit from plaintiffs, as well as critics.

June 10, 2014

State Judge Strikes Down California's Laws on Teacher Tenure, Dismissal

A California superior-court judge struck down the state's laws governing teacher tenure, seniority, and dismissal.

May 28, 2014

North Carolina Plan Would Institute Pay-for-Tenure Swap

In the wake of a lawsuit, North Carolina lawmakers have penned a plan to allow teachers to retain tenure—but grant large pay raises only for those teachers who agree to relinquish it.

May 22, 2014

Report: More States Linking Evaluations to Tenure

States continue to link performance-evaluation systems to decisions about tenure and layoffs.

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