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Tenure

Teaching Profession Advocacy Group Seeking to End Teacher Tenure Has Lost Its Last Staff Member
The Partnership for Educational Justice, which was founded by school reform activist Campbell Brown, has lost its executive director as it focuses resources toward an anti-tenure lawsuit.
Madeline Will, March 19, 2019
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Teaching Profession Lawsuit to Overturn New York's Teacher-Tenure Laws Heads to Trial
A case challenging New York's teacher-tenure laws will move to trial despite the union's attempts to dismiss it, an appellate court ruled.
Brenda Iasevoli, March 29, 2018
3 min read
Recruitment & Retention No Such Thing as 'Tenure' or 'Permanent Teachers,' Colorado Court Rules
Colorado's Supreme Court last week ruled against teachers who are fighting a state law that allows school districts to put teachers on unpaid leave without a hearing.
Brenda Iasevoli, March 21, 2018
3 min read
Teaching Profession Are Evaluation and Tenure Reforms Scaring Away Prospective Teachers?
An "unintended consequence" of teacher-evaluation and teacher-tenure reform might be that fewer candidates are pursuing careers in teaching, researchers found.
Madeline Will, March 6, 2018
4 min read
Teaching Profession After Curb on Unions, Wisconsin Teacher Salaries Fell
Teachers in Wisconsin are earning less money and exiting the profession at higher rates than they were before the state restricted unions' collective-bargaining rights, according to a study from a left-leaning think tank.
Liana Loewus, November 20, 2017
2 min read
Teaching Profession A Fine Line on 'Forced Placement' of Teachers in New York City
New York City schools that still have open teaching positions this fall will be assigned educators from the city's "absent teacher reserve" pool, the education department there recently announced.
Liana Loewus, July 19, 2017
4 min read
Recruitment & Retention California Districts May Soon Have More Time to Make Tenure Decisions
A bill passed in the California Assembly on Thursday would give districts more timetime—up to three yearstime—to decide whether to fire or permanently hire teachers.
Brenda Iasevoli, June 5, 2017
3 min read
Recruitment & Retention New Push in California to Extend Time for Teachers to be Eligible for Tenure
The previous efforts have faced setbacks in both the courts and at the ballot box.
Emmanuel Felton, March 24, 2017
1 min read
School & District Management Study: When Tenure Is Taken Away, Teachers Leave
After Louisiana made changes that weakened its tenure system, teachers left the profession in droves, a study finds.
Brenda Iasevoli, March 1, 2017
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Teaching Profession Minn. Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Revived
Parents appeal an October ruling that concluded that they hadn't sufficiently linked tenure laws with poor student achievement.
Emmanuel Felton, January 17, 2017
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Teaching Profession Newark Parents File Suit Against New Jersey's Teacher Tenure Law
The six parents are being backed by the same nonprofit that supported teacher tenure challenges in Minnesota and New York.
Emmanuel Felton, November 4, 2016
3 min read
Recruitment & Retention Minnesota's Vergara-Style Lawsuit Dismissed
The judge ruled that the future of teacher tenure laws should be decided by the legislature, not the courts.
Emmanuel Felton, October 28, 2016
2 min read
Teaching Profession Christie Asks N.J. High Court to Revoke Teacher Tenure in Struggling Districts
The Christie administration is arguing that the only way to improve education in the state's poorest districts is to ditch teacher job protections.
Emmanuel Felton, September 16, 2016
2 min read
Recruitment & Retention Kansas Supreme Court Weighs Tenure Repeal Law
Kansas's highest court will decide whether a 2014 law stripping teachers of their due process protections met constitutional muster.
Emmanuel Felton, September 13, 2016
2 min read