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June 30, 2016

First Teachers Union in Post-Katrina New Orleans Inks Contract

Teachers at the first charter school in New Orleans to unionize ratify their first contract.

June 30, 2016

High Court Puts Friedrichs to Rest, Opponents of Union Dues Rule Fight On

The Supreme Court has announced that it will not hear the Friedrichs case against mandatory union dues, but several new cases are in the pipeline.

June 23, 2016

In Mexico, Government-Teachers' Union Clashes Become Deadly

Following deadly protests in the state of Oaxaca, the Mexican government and a dissident teachers' union have agreed to talks over the administration's education reform agenda.

June 15, 2016

Teacher Evaluation Overhauled in Los Angeles Pact

The pact reduces the number of reviews for some teachers, takes the focus off test scores, and slims the number of components and categories.

June 08, 2016

Calif. Charter Network Can't Block Union Organizers, Emails, Judge Rules

A judge said that the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools can't deny organizers access, but also said the group's communications to teachers were legal.

April 22, 2016

Texas Teachers' Union Sues to Block New Evaluation System

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."

April 20, 2016

Teacher-Certification Test in N.Y. Delayed for Fourth Time

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

Reactions to Vergara Reversal Point to Continuing Battles, Equity Concerns

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

Breaking: Vergara Ruling Overturned by State Appeals Court

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

Minnesota Faces a Vergara-Style Lawsuit on Teacher Job Protections

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.

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