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National Education Association President Lily Eskelson Garcìa poses at the teachers' union's Washington headquarters. Her visit to two recently unionized charter schools in California highlighted charter-organizing efforts in that state.
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Calif. Teachers' Union Sets Sights on Charters

Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground. (September 5, 2014)

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In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators' and teachers' associations are protesting.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between schools with large and small concentrations of minority students.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
The candidates include a Democratic incumbent who's angered teachers' unions over pensions and a Republican hopeful they view as a threat to public workers' rights.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Although the state board expected most teachers to clear the hurdle, the policy drew immediate opposition from the state teachers' union.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
The lawsuit by the Tennessee Education Association calls the portion of the state teacher-evaluation system based on student test scores arbitrary and flawed.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
Teachers' unions find themselves navigating a tricky course on the Common Core State Standards amid concerns from some in the rank and file.
February 18, 2014 | Updated: February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a dispute with the potential to shake up the landscape for teachers' unions and other public-sector labor groups.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Re-elected Republican Chris Christie, in New Jersey, and Democratic Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe, in Virginia, each must deal with state legislatures controlled by the opposite party.
November 11, 2013 - Education Week
A $41 million settlement being paid to educators in the country's largest school district could have big implications for districts struggling to provide adequate technology.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers should focus on balanced, grounded discussions as they enter the policy arena, Allison Rizzolo and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.
August 16, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 - Education Week

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