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

A protester outside the New York state Capitol in Albany marches this month with supporters of public education.
—Mike Groll/AP

Gov. Cuomo's Budget Riles N.Y. Unions, Protesters

The spending plan would place increased weight on standardized test scores in teachers' evaluations and make it harder for teachers to earn tenure. (March 24, 2015)

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05/22 11:07 am | Houston Leaders Propose Slashing Bonus-Pay Program for Teachers | Houston may redirect funding from its $14 million merit-pay program into regular salary increases.

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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 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: March 24, 2012 - 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
A measure will decide the fate of new limits on the bargaining rights of teachers and other public employees.
November 1, 2011 - Education Week

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