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June 16, 2015

Ed. Policy Irony: Union Pushes Back on D.C. Plan to Shield Evaluation Data

In a reversal of roles, the union says that the district is trying to hide crucial information on the controversial educator-evaluation system.

June 11, 2015

Mexico Reinstates Teacher Evaluations After Elections

The Mexican government has reinstated its plan to implement evaluations for public school teachers in the country, after suspending it last month amid protests by teachers.

June 03, 2015

Mexican Government Suspends Teacher Evaluations Amid Protests, Strike

Members of radical wing of Mexico's national teachers' union went on an indefinite strike this week in an attempt block President Enrique Peña Nieto's education-overhaul package, according to news reports.

May 20, 2015

Seattle Teachers Stage Walkout Over Funding

Uncertainty over a salary proposal, a state supreme court decision on school funding, and a class-size referendum all propelled the walkout.

May 13, 2015

Calif. Unions Appeal 'Deeply Flawed' Vergara Ruling

A judge's ruling last summer to overturn teacher-protection statutes was thinly argued and misread state constitutional law, they contend.

April 30, 2015

NEA Sets Sights on Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

Fearing its members will be penalized, the union wants to eliminate the tax on high-cost health-care plans

April 21, 2015

Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike

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

AFT: Senate ESEA Bill Is a 'Strong Foundation'

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

NEA: NCLB Draft Needs Heftier Focus on Equity

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

New York Budget Agreement Brings Changes, Uncertainty on Teacher Issues

The tentative framework would tighten tenure and dismissal processes and require the state education department to develop a new teacher-evaluation system.

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