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January 14, 2015

AFT, Obama-Linked Think Tank Promote Annual Testing—With a Caveat

The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.

December 23, 2014

Report Calls for Social Security Coverage for More Teachers

A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.

November 10, 2014

Colo. Teachers' Collective Bargaining Opened to Public

But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.

October 30, 2014

Lengthy Teachers' Strike in Illinois Nears End

Teachers in the 17,000-student district walked off the job Oct. 2; now, labor and management have reached a tentative contract.

October 14, 2014

Citing Private Providers, Hawaii Union Opposes Pre-K Expansion

Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.

October 09, 2014

Ailing Chicago Union Head Will Step Down

The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.

October 09, 2014

N.Y. Union Sues Over Common-Core Testing 'Gag Order'

New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.

October 07, 2014

Unions, Teachers, and Opting Out: A Complex Calculus

How will unions support teachers who refuse to give standardized tests?

October 06, 2014

Philadelphia Commission Overrules Teacher Contract

Seeking to lower health-care costs, the School Reform Commission took the drastic step of cancelling the contract. The move will likely need court approval.

October 02, 2014

Report: Bad Teachers Often Remediated, Not Removed, Under New York Rules

A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.

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