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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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03/26 11:29 am | In New York, Lawmakers Debate Yet Another Commission on Teacher Evaluation | In the fallout from his controversial proposal to tie increased education aid to policy shifts, Gov. Cuomo is eyeing a panel to rewrite teacher-evaluation rules.

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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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