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May 20, 2015

Seattle Teachers Stage Walkout Over Funding

Uncertainty over a salary proposal, a state supreme court decision on school funding, and a class-size referendum all propelled the walkout.

May 13, 2015

Calif. Unions Appeal 'Deeply Flawed' Vergara Ruling

A judge's ruling last summer to overturn teacher-protection statutes was thinly argued and misread state constitutional law, they contend.

April 30, 2015

NEA Sets Sights on Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

Fearing its members will be penalized, the union wants to eliminate the tax on high-cost health-care plans

April 21, 2015

Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike

After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.

April 15, 2015

AFT: Senate ESEA Bill Is a 'Strong Foundation'

A first look at the 1.6 million-member union's take on the Senate's draft bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 13, 2015

NEA: NCLB Draft Needs Heftier Focus on Equity

The 3 million-member union wants a revised law to push harder on exposing and rectifying inequities in funding and teacher quality.

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 24, 2015

Via Buyouts, N.Y.C.'s 'Absent Teacher Reserve' Pool Shrinks

About 290 teachers have been removed from a costly pool of teachers who are on the city payroll but don't have permanent jobs.

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.

March 12, 2015

Connecticut Union Offers Proposal to End Common-Core Tests

The Connecticut Education Association would scrap the Smarter Balanced assessments and replace them with a series of shorter progress tests.

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