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September 08, 2010

UPDATED: D.C. Mayor's Race Has Teacher Policy Implications

Next week's D.C. Mayoral primary has strong implications for the future of teacher policy in the Nation's Capital.

July 23, 2010

Rhee to Dismiss Hundreds of Teachers for Poor Performance

D.C.'s school chancellor moves to lay off more than 300 teachers, mostly for poor performance.

June 01, 2010

D.C. Teacher Contract Nears Approval

District of Columbia teachers could approve the much-watched tentative agreement their union signed with Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee tomorrow.

April 30, 2010

Financial Roadblock Stops D.C. Contract

The District's chief financial officer told the city council this morning he can't certify the contract as fiscally sound because the city hasn't been able to prove it can pay for the contract.

April 16, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking D.C. Surplus

So just how much cash does the District of Columbia's school system actually have? Good question, and there's a big interagency fight here in town going on to get to the bottom of it. You may remember that last year that the district's school system cited a huge budget deficit to justify the layof...

April 06, 2010

Rhee, Union Agree to Tentative Contract in D.C.

The Washington Teachers' Union and D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee have reached a tentative agreement on a new teachers' contract.

December 18, 2009

Florida Union Opposes State RTTT Plan

Florida's teachers' union will discourage affiliates from signing off on the state's Race to the Top plan.

November 25, 2009

Ruling on D.C. Teacher Layoffs Raises Broader Issues

A Washington superior court judge has backed Chancellor Michelle Rhee in a dispute with the Washington Teachers' Union over layoffs. The union sought a preliminary injunction that would essentially have required Rhee to reinstate teachers who were laid off supposedly due to budget cuts while other l...

July 13, 2009

Weingarten Wants Administration to Stick With Commitment to Collaborate

If unions are going to be challenged to consider uncomfortable ideas like reforms to teacher evaluation and pay, then Obama and Duncan must make good on their promise to involve unions in any school reforms, the AFT president says.

June 22, 2009

Rhee Sends Layoff Notices to 250 Teachers

The Washington community is abuzz about the chancellor's latest move, which is to pare another 250 teachers from the city's teaching force. It's already engendered quite a bit of drama. Apparently, some forces within the Washington Teachers Union are seeking pro bono assistance to avert the layoff...

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