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The latest news about unions in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Benjamin C. Owens teaches an honors physics class at Tri-County Early College High School in Murphy, N.C.
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N.C. Districts, Teachers Sour on State's Anti-Tenure Law

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)

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07/31 02:02 pm | N.C. Budget Deal Couples Teacher Raises With Pay-Structure Overhaul | Closing in on a budget deal, North Carolina will restructure its pay system and provide teachers with raises averaging 7 percent.

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In this webinar, our guests discussed how one older industrial city rejuvenated its school district by building a sustainable model for developing its most precious asset—its people.

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Joining Forces
This special report examines the attempts by a small but growing number of districts and unions to work together to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers and, in turn, improve the achievement of schoolchildren.

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State lawmakers continue grappling with major changes to their teacher-retirement systems.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
Rising expenses and falling enrollment have hit St. Louis' retirement system. The district's problem resonates nationally as states struggle to deal with about $325 billion in unfunded pension liabilities.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
June 3, 2013 - Education Week
June 3, 2013 - Education Week
The old-style industrial economy no longer works for any of our social institutions, and teachers' unions are no exception, Arthur Levine writes.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Districts' decisions about whether to contract out services or keep them in-house are influenced by myriad and often competing factors.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers represented in the lawsuit against the state education department argue that they are being graded against subjects and students they don't teach.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Lasting education reform will require greater cooperation with teachers and the unions that represent them, write Arthur E. Wise and Michael D. Usdan.
March 12, 2013 - Education Week
North Dakota becomes the fifth state where the two unions have united, and Wisconsin is moving toward that goal.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week

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