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August 25, 2015

There's Now an Erotic Novel About the Chicago Teachers' Strike of 2012?

The pseudonymous author maintains that, despite its genre affiliations, his book is meant to highlight the serious issues raised by the Chicago strike.

June 24, 2015

Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.

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 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.

February 04, 2015

Teachers Draw Lots to Keep Jobs After District Cuts Position

In a process marred by numerous problems, five first-year teachers in a West Virginia district had to pick numbers from a box to determine which of them would be laid off.

December 22, 2014

Report: Many Teachers May Fall Short in Retirement Savings

A new report says that many public school teachers could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings if they aren't granted Social Security coverage by their states.

July 15, 2014

For Unions, Policy Battles Are Just History Repeating

Battles fought decades ago by famous leaders of the two national teachers' unions still continue today.

July 03, 2014

Classroom Supplier Staples Provokes Ire of Teachers' Unions

Staples plans to open postal service counters in its stores using its own employees, drawing the ire of the national postal service union and its teacher brethren.

April 10, 2014

Tenn. Teachers' Union Credits Motivational Video, Not Policy Efforts, for NAEP Gains

The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.

February 27, 2014

If Unions Died Out, Could Anything Replace Them?

A number of policy analysts debated the future of organized labor over the past week, but the answer to one question eluded them: What could ever replace unions?

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