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January 10, 2011

UPDATED: NYC Must Release Names With Teacher-Data Requests, Court Rules

The New York City Education Department must include teachers' names in the performance-data reports it provides to news outlets to fulfill open-records requests, a New York state court ruled today.

December 21, 2010

NEA's Wilson Shares His Post-'Retirement' Plans

John Wilson, who will retire from the NEA in August, plans to start a blog and advise politicians and political candidates, among other activities.

December 13, 2010

NEA Announces Picks for Teacher-Effectiveness Panel

The National Education Association has picked 21 educators to craft recommendations for the union on teacher effectiveness.

November 17, 2010

On Second Try, Baltimore Teachers Ratify Contract

Baltimore teachers approved a contract that emphasizes teacher performance as a factor in earning raises.

November 15, 2010

UFT Blasts NYC Mayor for Selection of Cathie Black

UFT chief Michael Mulgrew follows up a bland, uninformative press release about Cathie Black, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's choice for New York City school superintendent, with a two-guns-blazing speech.

October 26, 2010

Baltimore Tentative Contract, Take Two

A second tentative contract may soon be released by the Baltimore district and its teachers' union.

October 15, 2010

Baltimore Teachers Reject New Contract

Baltimore teachers said thanks, but no thanks, to a new contract that would have based their pay on student outcomes and professional development, instead of seniority and degrees.

October 01, 2010

The Unions, Political Contributions, and the Elections

EdWeek's very own state-policy reporter has a must-read recent story and blog item on teachers' unions and their influence in state elections. As colleague Sean Cavanagh writes, the No. 1 issue on the table at the state level seems to be maintenance of general education spending levels, not the te...

September 13, 2010

Could Value-Added Save Teachers' Jobs?

Might value-added measures that show teachers are helping students learn protect them from unwarranted dismissal?

September 08, 2010

UPDATED: D.C. Mayor's Race Has Teacher Policy Implications

Next week's D.C. Mayoral primary has strong implications for the future of teacher policy in the Nation's Capital.

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