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California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson bested opponent Marshall Tuck by a few percentage points to gain re-election.
—Andrew Seng/Sacramento Bee/MCT

California Chief's Win a Bright Spot for Teachers' Unions

The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy. (November 11, 2014)

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12/17 03:25 pm | New Tennessee Chief Has Deep Teacher-Preparation Background | Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.

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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 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
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

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