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April 22, 2014

AFT's Lesson-Sharing Site Clocks a Half-Million Registrants

AFT's lesson-sharing partnership has grown to half a million members, the teachers' union says.

April 09, 2014

Los Angeles Settlement on Teacher Layoffs Ducks the Seniority Question

A settlement in Los Angeles over teacher layoffs does not alter the place of seniority in such decisions.

March 28, 2014

Fate of California Teacher-Protection Rules Now in Hands of Judge

Lawyers presented their closing arguments in the fractious Vergara v. California teacher-protection lawsuit.

March 25, 2014

Philadelphia Will Skirt Seniority in Staffing

Philadelphia's superintendent has imposed new rules for the upcoming school year that will allow principals to disregard seniority as the sole criteria in hiring and assignment decisions.

March 19, 2014

Child-Care Workers Aim to Unionize, Face Opposition, Study States

Fourteen states now allow home-based child-care providers in state-funded operations to unionize, but there is much opposition to the movement, a new study states.

March 18, 2014

Chiefs Press NEA, AFT Leaders on Common-Core Policy

State chiefs have some tough questions for the teachers' unions and their recent shifts in position on the common core.

March 17, 2014

What's So Hard About Teaching 3rd Grade?

This final installment of coverage of the Teaching & Learning 2014 conference looks at some of the fears underlying the teaching profession.

March 10, 2014

AFT Says It Will No Longer Accept Gates Funding

AFT will no longer take money from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its Innovation Fund, the union says.

March 07, 2014

Should Teachers Stop Fighting for Tenure?

One of the most contested points of teacher contracts is the issue of tenure. Hardline education reformers argue that tenure protects underperforming teachers, which ends up punishing the students. Teachers unions challenge (among other reasons) that with the ever-changing landscape of K-12 education, including evaluation systems, tenure is necessary to protect the jobs of excellent teachers who could otherwise be ousted unfairly.

March 06, 2014

N.J. Union's Position on Testing and Evaluations Disingenuous, Chief Says

On the eve of his departure as New Jersey schools chief, Chris Cerf criticizes the state union's 'misinformation' on teacher evaluation.

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