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The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11.
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High Stakes in Union-Fee Case Before Supreme Court

Arguments this month will focus on whether to overturn a key precedent allowing unions to charge nonmembers for collective bargaining costs. (January 5, 2016)

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02/03 02:52 pm | South Dakota Proposals Would Link Higher Teacher Pay to Staffing Ratios | The proposals, championed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, would base funding for schools on a target teacher salary and teacher-pupil ratio, rather than per-pupil spenidng.

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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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Advocates for charter schools and school choice await action from Gov. Scott Walker now that he has handily survived a recall vote.
June 11, 2012 - Education Week
New organizations are jousting with teacher groups for influence on policy issues.
May 21, 2012 - Education Week
A new breed of K-12 advocacy organizations is making its campaign-cash influence felt in local school board contests.
May 21, 2012 - Education Week
New organizations are making their impact felt in statehouses on issues such as teacher evaluation and charter schools.
May 14, 2012 - Education Week
The mayor and the teachers’ union have agreed on a plan that calls for taking over struggling schools and revamping salary scales.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week
As gubernatorial campaigns heat up around the country, K-12 policy feeds into the fight, though specifics vary state to state.
April 12, 2012 - Education Week
Dozens of outside groups, including unions, companies, and foundations, swing in to help McDowell County.
March 30, 2012 - Education Week
Supporters of tying teacher evaluations to student performance differ over whether individuals' results should be made public.
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
School districts and local unions still have to hammer out details in the wake of a grand bargain on teacher evaluations.
March 13, 2012 - Education Week
New groups aim to stake out a place for parents' voices amid a crowded field of advocates and policymakers.
March 6, 2012 - Education Week

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