The union contends that the system, which would have districts base at least 20 percent of a teacher's score on "student growth measures," violates a state law that requires that educators' evaluations be based exclusively on "observable, job-related behavior."
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Just as it did recently with teacher evaluations tied to student achievement tests, New York is posed to walk back its efforts to heighten the requirements for entrance into the teaching profession.
April 15, 2016
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
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
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
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.
March 29, 2016
The 4-4 ruling means unions can still charge agency fees of nonmembers.
March 21, 2016
With many teachers' pensions invested in the education giant, the union wants to be sure the company is profitable.
March 18, 2016
While many teachers' unions have voiced support for master-teacher programs, some see New York's program as a thinly veiled merit-pay system.
March 16, 2016
Kansas Republicans are looking to follow Wisconsin's lead by requiring teachers unions to pass annual recertification votes.