Uncertainty over a salary proposal, a state supreme court decision on school funding, and a class-size referendum all propelled the walkout.
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May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015
A judge's ruling last summer to overturn teacher-protection statutes was thinly argued and misread state constitutional law, they contend.
April 30, 2015
Fearing its members will be penalized, the union wants to eliminate the tax on high-cost health-care plans
April 21, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Connecticut Education Association would scrap the Smarter Balanced assessments and replace them with a series of shorter progress tests.