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April 21, 2015

Los Angeles Teachers Land 10 Percent Raise in Tentative Agreement

After nearly a year of negotiations, 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 20, 2015

Washington Teachers Plan Strikes to Protest State K-12 Funding Proposals

Teachers in the Evergreen State say lawmakers aren't doing enough to satisfy a voter-approved initiative to cut class size and meet other K-12 budget imperatives.

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 14, 2015

Wise Bill Gives District Teachers Money to Help Start New Schools

Jim Bartholomew and Louise Sundin often do not agree on education issues. Bartholomew lobbies for the Minnesota Business Partnership, the state's largest corporations. Sundin is former president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, and former American Federation of Teachers vice-president. Last week they agreed. They both supported a bill with bi-partisan support that Minnesota legislators are considering. The bill would provide startup funds, helping district public school teachers create "teacher led schools."

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.

April 07, 2015

Emanuel Wins Second Term as Chicago Mayor After Tough Runoff

Emanuel was forced into a runoff with Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, after failing to win 50 percent of the votes in the February election.

April 07, 2015

High-Quality Teachers and Leaders Around the World: From Rhetoric to Action

The recent 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was an important opportunity to share best practices and learn from other countries on critical challenges in education.

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 17, 2015

Peril and Possibility for Teachers' Unions

Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville discuss future directions for teachers unions.

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