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The teachers, students, parents, and community members called for an end to the conversion of public schools to charters, a reversal of education budget cuts, and no more teacher intimidation.
March 15, 2011 - Education Week
The charter school group threatened to close its Baltimore schools in a dispute over teacher pay for an extended school day.
March 15, 2011 - Education Week
District managers and labor leaders worry that upending collective-bargaining practices will make cooperation difficult.
March 4, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Some local school leaders question whether curbing collective bargaining for public workers will compensate for budget cuts.
February 25, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
The union has set up a committee to explore what it can do to ensure that the common standards are translated with fidelity.
February 24, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Sponsors and participants at the Denver gathering vowed to work at reforms that will be beneficial to teachers, students, and officials.
February 18, 2011 - Education Week
At the Teach For America 20th Anniversary Summit this weekend in Washington, a panel of some of the most recognizable names in education reform discussed the need for a "revolution" to close the nation's achievement gap.
February 15, 2011 - Teacher
GOP leaders in Idaho, Indiana, and Tennessee are proposing bills that would limit what, if anything, teachers' unions could negotiate.
February 7, 2011 - Education Week
The AFT-commissioned proposal calls for a better screening mechanism at the school building level to weed out meritless allegations.
January 20, 2011 - Education Week
Elected officials target job projections and benefits they contend the public can no longer afford academically or financially.
January 18, 2011 - Education Week

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