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May 20, 2015

Seattle Teachers Stage Walkout Over Funding

Uncertainty over a salary proposal, a state supreme court decision on school funding, and a class-size referendum all propelled the walkout.

May 13, 2015

Calif. Unions Appeal 'Deeply Flawed' Vergara Ruling

A judge's ruling last summer to overturn teacher-protection statutes was thinly argued and misread state constitutional law, they contend.

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 30, 2015

The Network for Public Education. Repeat: Public.

When I say "movement" to save public education, what I mean is this: People, like me, who have no particular resources or organizational funding/backing, who got on a plane to be in a room with those like-minded compadres--because they're terrified that America might lose public education. People who think it's not too late. People willing to stake their professional energy on doing right by all kids, keeping democratic equality as critical and central goal of the education system.

April 24, 2015

As Teachers Unionize, Detroit Charter Company Leaves School

Following the announcement that teachers at one Detroit charter would vote on unionizing, the charter management company made a surprise announcement: They're walking away from the school.

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 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."

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