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December 28, 2012

Citing Race Discrimination, Chicago Teachers Union Sues Over Layoffs

The Chicago Public Schools' turnaround efforts disproportionately affected African-American teachers, the Chicago Teachers Union alleges in a class action filed this week.

December 17, 2012

NEA, AFT Teachers To Build Common-Core Tools

With $11 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the two unions, working with the lead writers of the standards, will involve their teachers in building an online portal of instructional tools.

December 11, 2012

Michigan Unions Suffer Blow With 'Right to Work' Law

Michigan becomes the 24th "right to work" state prohibiting unions from assessing fees from nonmembers.

December 03, 2012

L.A. Reaches Teacher-Evaluation Deal, But Details Hazy

Los Angeles' schools and teachers' union have reached a tentative pact about the conditions of teacher evaluation.

December 03, 2012

AFT Calls for Teacher 'Bar Exam'; National Board to Oversee

The American Federation of Teachers has charged the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to set new beginning-teacher standards—and create an exam states could adopt to determine whether new teachers have met them.

November 15, 2012

Approved Newark Teachers' Contract Creates Two-Tiered Salary Schedule

Newark teachers approved a contract that overhauls pay and evaluation systems.

November 07, 2012

Decisive Teacher-Policy Wins for Unions in S.D., Idaho

Unions were among the big winners in several teacher-policy-related ballot referendums on tickets last night.

November 07, 2012

Michigan Collective Bargaining Proposal Defeated

A referendum to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan state constitution failed to pass on Election Day.

October 29, 2012

Report Probes Union Strength Across the States

Union strength varies due to a complex mix of factors, a new report asserts.

October 10, 2012

Union-Led NYC Charter School in Peril?

This item originally appeared on the Charters & Choice news blog. By Sean Cavanagh Seven years ago, the United Federation of Teachers in New York opened a charter school that supporters hoped would show that charters need not renounce collective bargaining and other basic principles of organized l...

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