The 3 million-member union wants a revised law to push harder on exposing and rectifying inequities in funding and teacher quality.
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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.
March 06, 2015
The fallout from runoff elections, to be held in May, could influence contract negotiations with the city teachers' union.
March 06, 2015
The lawsuit in Illinois comes as other states contemplate "right to work" actions and the U.S. Supreme Court mulls over whether to take a challenge to the fees.
March 02, 2015
In the wake of poor academic performance, the United Federation of Teachers will shutter the elementary and middle divisions of its charter school.
February 24, 2015
The New Jersey and Connecticut state affiliates of the National Education Association are mounting aggressive campaigns.
February 23, 2015
The district and union are more than $800 million apart in their salary proposals.