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January 14, 2014

Colorado Legislator Introduces Bill to Ban Collective Bargaining

A Colorado lawmaker wants to end collective bargaining, through a proposal that bears similarities to Republican-sponsored legislation approved in other states.

January 07, 2014

AFT's Weingarten Backtracks on Using Value-Added Measures for Evaluations

Once again, value-added is a no-go for the American Federation of Teachers.

December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.

December 06, 2013

AFT, Partners Push National Day of Action to Oppose 'Privatization' of Schooling

The national union has reportedly spent more than $1 million on advertising buys to promote the campaign.

December 04, 2013

With New Mayor Coming in, N.Y.C. Teacher Contract Continues to Languish

A primer on some of the as-yet-unresolved issues on the table for contract negotiations in the nation's largest school district.

December 04, 2013

Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling Could Set Pension Precedent

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy. While teachers' pensions will not be impacted, other states and jurisdictions dealing with underfunded pensions could draw on the ruling.

November 01, 2013

Unions Raise Concerns About Teacher Background-Check Proposal

Unions oppose details of a House bill requiring background checks for teachers.

October 18, 2013

New York Unions Target State Chief Over Common-Core Testing

Unions are turning on the heat on New York Education Commissioner John King, saying he must slow the consequences attached to new common-core-aligned exams.

October 08, 2013

Syracuse Union Head Vows to Appeal Evaluation Results

The Syracuse Teachers Association is not happy with results indicating that 40 percent of teachers are "developing" or "ineffective."

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Approve Contract, Avert Strike

Details haven't been made public yet, but a leaked document indicates teachers' raises will be higher than they've been in five years.

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