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

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)

Teacher Beat Blog

10/16 11:15 am | Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal | The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.

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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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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
The American Federation of Teachers wants stricter training-program entry criteria and a "universal assessment" for teacher-candidates.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week
The state’s Department of Education released its first report on new, controversial evaluations for teachers Wednesday.
December 5, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The pact approved in Newark, N.J., sets up a dual salary schedule and ensures teacher involvement in evaluations.
November 28, 2012 | Updated: December 12, 2012 - Education Week
To be eligible for a share of $400 million in new Race to the Top grants, districts had to prove they had union buy-in.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week

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