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February 10, 2014

N.Y. Teachers Could Contest Evaluation Rating Tied to Common Core

Teachers in New York will for now be able to appeal evaluation results on the basis that they didn't receive enough training or support for implementation.

February 06, 2014

N.Y.C. System Considers Placing 1,200 Unassigned Teachers in Classrooms

The New York City school system's new leadership may place teachers from its costly reserve pool into permanent positions in the classroom.

January 31, 2014

Vergara Suit: When Is A Teacher 'Incapable of Remediation?'

As the Vergara v. California civil trial wrapped up its first week here, plaintiffs and their witnesses were beginning to confront this very charged question.

January 31, 2014

Union Lawsuit in Denver Attacks 'Mutual Consent' Hiring

The Denver district is facing a class action over how it has implemented a state ban on the forced placement of teachers.

January 28, 2014

Contours of Calif. Teacher-Protection Suit Take Shape

Highlights from opening statements in the Vergara v. California trial.

January 27, 2014

High-Profile California Lawsuit on Teacher Protections Begins

A pathbreaking and controversial trial on teacher protections begins this week in Los Angeles, with implications for policies on teacher seniority, tenure, and dismissal.

December 17, 2013

California Ballot Initiative Targets Teacher-Misconduct Procedures

An advocacy group in California aims to get a referendum on the ballot making it easier to fire teachers for malfeasance.

December 13, 2013

Court Clears for Trial Calif. Case on Teacher Tenure and Dismissal Procedures

Plaintiffs may bring their challenge to five parts of California's education code relating to teacher employment.

November 01, 2013

Unions Raise Concerns About Teacher Background-Check Proposal

Unions oppose details of a House bill requiring background checks for teachers.

October 10, 2013

California Gov. Vetoes Teacher-Dismissal Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a proposal amending the state's teacher-dismissal processes.

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