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In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators' and teachers' associations are protesting. (April 22, 2014)

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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
For decades, annual contract talks between the two sides have been held behind closed doors—standard practice in most Colorado school districts. But this year, a conservative group and others began publicly calling for the talks to be open.
April 20, 2011 - Education Week
Teachers' unions and political advocates hope legal and ballot challenges will overturn newly enacted restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees.
April 7, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Teacher quality has a clear financial impact on individual students and the economy, Eric A. Hanushek writes.
April 5, 2011 - Education Week

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