By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk This item originally appeared on Education Week's Teacher Beat blog. Unable to reach a contract with the school district, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union today filed a notice of intent to strike with the state's labor relations board, a move that allows...
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August 30, 2012
August 24, 2012
Here's a unique news item: At a time of widespread budget-cutting and job uncertainty in education, the St. Paul, Minn., school district actually added 110 teaching positions this summer. The new positions, according to the Pioneer Press, are part of a district reform effort that, among other things...
July 16, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed what it calls a "groundbreaking" class-action lawsuit against the state of Michigan for failing to educate students in a Detroit-area school district. The suit hinges on a "right to read" provision in Michigan's constitution, which says students who do no...
July 03, 2012
While at the NEA convention today, I flagged down a few delegates from a sampling of states and asked the following: What should be NEA's main priority right now? The major theme at the convention so far has been the union's push to re-elect President Barack Obama. Do you agree this is where the org...
May 24, 2012
A news outlet in Ann Arbor, Mich., reports on a local educatora former nonprofit professional in her 40s with an MA in education and an endorsement in learning disabilitieswho has been looking for a full-time teaching position for seven years now.
January 26, 2012
Teachers in the Chester Upland School District, who had agreed to work for free when the district announced it was facing bankruptcy, will continue to receive paychecks.
January 09, 2012
Teachers in Pennsylvania's Chester Upland School District have agreed to continue working even though the district can no longer afford to pay them.
January 04, 2012
School librarians in California are being forced to defend the continued viability of their trade.
September 23, 2011
Two years ago, Deanna Jump, a Georgia kindergarten teacher with two kids in college, was struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck. More recently, though, she has found herself rocketing up the tax brackets. Jump is still teaching kindergartenbut she is now also the top seller on Teach...
September 19, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports that a rise in the diagnoses of "hidden disabilities"--those that are debilitating but not visible, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and migraines--is putting a strain on both teachers and already tight special education budgets.