Teaching Profession

Cyber School Teachers Organize Union

By Stephen Sawchuk — June 18, 2009 1 min read

Here’s a fascinating story out of Pennsylvania about a cyber-school whose teachers will be represented by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, a National Education Association affiliate. (The school also happens to be a charter school.)

The contract that comes out of all this could be instructive. Will it set an evaluation procedure for teachers that work totally online? What will professional development for these teachers consist of? Will there be a salary structure and due-process for dismissals?

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.