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February 04, 2013

R.I. Chief: Districts Must End Seniority Hiring, Transfer

R.I.'s commissioner put districts on notice that hiring and transfer processes contravene state law.

August 13, 2012

Los Angeles Seniority Settlement Overturned

A court nullifies a ruling shielding Los Angeles schools from layoffs, arguing that it impinges on teachers' seniority rights.

June 25, 2012

StudentsFirst Raises $7.6 million in 2010-11

Education advocacy group StudentsFirst seems to have raised about $7.6 million between its founding in October 2010 and July 2011, according to tax forms released today by the group.

June 15, 2012

Mass. Union, Advocacy Group Strike Seniority Deal

The Massachusetts Teachers Association and Stand For Children have compromised on a bill to reduce the weight of seniority in the Bay State.

May 15, 2012

Calif. Lawsuit Challenges Teacher Tenure, Layoff, Due-Process Statutes

A handful of California parents have sued the state over five laws that allegedly concentrate poorly performing teachers in schools that primarily serve disadvantaged and minority students. Filed today in the California superior court, the lawsuit takes aim at California rules that: require tenure...

May 04, 2012

Seniority Layoffs Preserved In Minnesota, Debated in Missouri

Layoffs by seniority continue to be one of the touchiest issues in teacher-quality policy, as recent action in Pittsburgh and Rhode Island show, often pitting teachers' unions against groups that argue that such rules negatively impact students by not taking performance into account. This week saw...

April 26, 2012

Seniority Still a Splinter Issue in AFT Districts

Two AFT affiliates are dealing with tricky issues arising from efforts to reduce the weight given to seniority in personnel decisions.

November 30, 2011

L.A. Pact Would Offer Contract, Hiring Flexibility

Certain schools in Los Angeles would gain new freedom to hire teachers in their building, to avoid certain district directives, and to cancel parts of the teachers' contract under a new agreement brokered by the school district and its local teachers' union.

April 13, 2011

End to LIFO Layoffs Imminent in Georgia

A bill to end "last-in, first-out" layoff policies in Georgia has passed both chambers of the legislature and is on its way to Gov. Nathan Deal for signature.

March 14, 2011

Utah Latest State to Target LIFO Layoffs

Utah is poised to bar teacher layoffs based on seniority criteria.

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