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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.

March 24, 2015

Via Buyouts, N.Y.C.'s 'Absent Teacher Reserve' Pool Shrinks

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

Judge: Lawsuit Targeting N.Y. Teacher Tenure May Continue

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

Connecticut Union Offers Proposal to End Common-Core Tests

The Connecticut Education Association would scrap the Smarter Balanced assessments and replace them with a series of shorter progress tests.

March 06, 2015

Unions, Charter Supporters Eyeing Los Angeles Board Runoffs

The fallout from runoff elections, to be held in May, could influence contract negotiations with the city teachers' union.

March 06, 2015

Illinois Unions Sue Governor Over Cancellation of 'Fair Share' Fees

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.

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