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April 04, 2011

Changing Teacher Tenure and Pay, the Minnesota Edition

Minnesota lawmakers consider legislation that would loosen requirements for superintendents to lay off newly hired teachers first. The measure also seeks to prevent further adoption of Common Core standards.

March 28, 2011

Teachers' Unions Regrouping After Early Losses

Despite being knocked back by legislation in several states, teachers' unions are stepping up their advocacy through legal action, mass communication with their membres, fundraising and other means.

March 17, 2011

Two Idaho Education Bills Become Law, and a Third Awaits

Two pieces of legislation, which collectively would phase out tenure for teachers and create a merit pay system for teachers and administrators, are signed into law by Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

March 14, 2011

What's Next for Wisconsin?

Wisconsin's controversial bill to curb collective bargaining regulations is now law. What happens now, in terms of school district policy and union politics?

March 08, 2011

Ohio Governor Touts Collective Bargaining Bill, and TFA

Gov. John Kasich defends a controversial proposal to curb collective bargaining rights in Ohio, and says the state needs to bring Teach for America educators to its schools.

March 04, 2011

Duncan Talks Scott Walker, Collective Bargaining

Arne Duncan provides a few details on his talk with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and says that changing collective bargaining can save some costs.

March 04, 2011

Away from Protests, Wisconsin Officials Try to Talk it Through

Will the ongoing battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin hurt local school officials' ability to work cooperatively?

February 26, 2011

Union Protests, Busted Budgets Overshadow NGA Meeting

At the National Governors Association's winter meeting, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged governors to make peace with teachers' unions amid ongoing labor disputes.

February 25, 2011

Wisconsin School Officials Question Gov's Promises of Savings

School district leaders are worried that Gov. Scott Walker's controversial proposal to curb collective bargaining and ask employees to pay more for benefit will hurt their school systems, going forward.

February 22, 2011

Wisconsin Teachers Turn to a Familiar Slogan: Go, Pack, Go!

Wisconsin public employees turn to members of the Green Bay Packers to try to win public support to their side, in their public battle with Gov. Scott Walker.

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