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December 05, 2011

Minneapolis Union Will Help Authorize Charter Schools

A nonprofit body set up by the Minneapolis Federation of Teacher has been granted the authority to charter schools, in what's apparently the first such arrangement of its kind in the nation.

November 30, 2011

L.A. Pact Would Offer Contract, Hiring Flexibility

Certain schools in Los Angeles would gain new freedom to hire teachers in their building, to avoid certain district directives, and to cancel parts of the teachers' contract under a new agreement brokered by the school district and its local teachers' union.

November 18, 2011

UTLA President Responds to Members' Evaluation Push

UTLA's president responds to an initiative by members to force a teacher-evaluation vote.

November 16, 2011

EdWeek Unveils Special Report on Labor-Management Collaboration

EdWeek unveils its new special report on labor-management collaboration.

November 15, 2011

L.A. Teachers Seek to Put Evaluations to a Referendum

Los Angeles teachers plan to force a referendum on evaluation reform within their teachers' union.

November 03, 2011

Unions Court 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters

Teachers' unions are among the groups that have been actively involved in supporting the Occupy Wall Street protests that have sprung up in U.S. cities from coast to coast.

October 18, 2011

Mandatory Teacher Evaluation Reform Dumped from ESEA Draft

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers both quickly praised the change, as did Republicans.

October 14, 2011

NEA Teams With Virginia District on Salary Changes

By guest blogger Liana Heitin In a vague press release, the National Education Association announced that it has linked up with the Alexandria public schools in Virginia to review the district's employee-compensation model, claiming this to be "a first of its kind partnership." Superintendent Mort...

September 30, 2011

Conversations Between TFA's Wendy Kopp and NEA's Dennis Van Roekel

Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel had a substantive discussion about the teaching profession today, showing that while some of their strategies for improving it may differ, they're on the same page on many issues.

September 01, 2011

NEA Sets Up Super PAC

Shortly following a 2010 Supreme Court decision, the NEA moved to set up a Super PAC.

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