Unions

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

Rebecca Friedrichs, a school teacher in Orange County, Calif., poses for a portrait in 2013. Friedrichs is the lead plaintiff in a case brought by group of California teachers asking the Supreme Court to rule that unions representing government workers can't collect fees from those who choose not to join.
—Greg Schneider/Center for Individual Rights/AP

Supreme Court Case Poses Threat to Teachers' Union Financing

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging unions' practice of compelling nonmembers to pay service fees. (July 6, 2015)

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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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New groups aim to stake out a place for parents' voices amid a crowded field of advocates and policymakers.
March 6, 2012 - Education Week
The Supreme Court last week heard arguments on whether unions should give nonmembers more chances to object to extra fees or dues.
January 17, 2012 - Education Week
Collective bargaining is being used as a vehicle to drive both teacher and student learning.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
The growing practice of incorporating student test scores into teacher evaluations can make or break budding union-district partnerships.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
Many believe state school chiefs, governors, and lawmakers should play a bigger role in bringing unions and districts together.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
When Tennessee lawmakers set their sights on teachers' unions, Memphis teachers opted to "be at the table" rather than "on the menu."
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
New challenges continue to confront district and union leaders as they push forward with their pact to bolster the teaching corps.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
At the core of the partnership between the district and teachers in New Haven, Conn., are strategies to support teachers and their advancement.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
The vote sends the state's GOP a clear message that it went too far in reining in the rights of teachers and other public employees.
November 10, 2011 | Updated: June 26, 2015 - Education Week
Leaders with the Kansas City School District's parents' organization and teachers union don't want a state-run panel to unseat the district's school board.
November 2, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

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