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Union leaders sought an early endorsement and revisions to how teachers are evaluated, but there was disagreement among delegates.
July 12, 2011 - Education Week
A dozen states have passed laws this season that revamp such policies as tenure, evaluations, seniority, and collective bargaining.
July 12, 2011 - Education Week
Illinois' recently signed legislation speaks volumes about the state's ability to enact education reform, write John Luczak, Dan Montgomery, Darren Reisberg, and Ken Swanson.
June 17, 2011 - Education Week
Recent moves by Arlene Ackerman and her staff have led many of her critics to a suspect that the schools superintendent is on a mission to defang the unions.
June 13, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers argues that the district is violating the contract by exempting young teachers working in turnaround schools from layoffs.
June 7, 2011 - Education Week
Pittsburgh Public Schools scrapped plans for two teacher training academies on Wednesday, five weeks before they were scheduled to open.
June 2, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
Gov. Bill Haslam disputes assertions by the Tennessee Education Association's president that teachers feel "totally demoralized and disrespected" because of new legislation.
May 26, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
Denver Public Schools and its teachers union could need help from the courts to settle a dispute over how long veteran teachers who have lost their jobs must continue to be paid.
May 23, 2011 - Education Week
From teacher issues to vouchers, the 2011 state legislative season saw widespread action on education.
May 23, 2011 - Education Week
A "policy statement" going before the Representative Assembly would open the door to the use of standardized tests as a part of evaluations.
May 11, 2011 - Education Week

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