A New York City schools policy that encourages principals to closely consider teacher-tenure decisions before awarding that status appears to have encouraged less-effective educators to leave the profession, new research shows.
The AFT President is angry about how U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan responded to the decision in Vergara v. California.
A study finds that teachers reported having more classroom autonomy and more support from peers and administrators after the 2002 law took effect.
Some of the reaction on the ruling in Vergara lawsuit from plaintiffs, as well as critics.
A California superior-court judge struck down the state's laws governing teacher tenure, seniority, and dismissal.
A judge threw out a Denver lawsuit over "mutual consent" hiring provisions in a state law that did away with forced teacher placements.
The unions face the challenge of brushing up on a fundamental labor principle.
New York City educators voted to approve a contract with 18 percent raises, but many unanswered questions.
Teachers are absent about 11 days on average, a new report concludes, but for a subset of teachers that figure is much higher.
The state teachers' union says that districts should boycott Pearson-developed common-core tests, adding fuel to a bourgeoning anti-test sentiment in the Empire State.