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The Future of Teacher Leadership Is the Union

Teachers may struggle to solve problems when they don’t work together, but unions can give them the power to create positive change, writes educator Kathleen Melville. (October 25, 2017)

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10/18 05:35 pm | Conservative Group Expands Push to Get Teachers to Leave Their Unions | The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is partnering with think tanks and advocacy groups across the country in a campaign encouraging public employees to consider dropping ...

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10/17 12:44 pm | For a Better Teacher Work Environment, Look to These 4 Factors, Report Says | Teachers need time for professional development and collaboration—and principal leadership plays a key role, argues a new report from STEM advocacy organization ...

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In the wake of the 'Janus' Supreme Court case, teachers' unions are facing more than a dozen legal challenges backed by right-leaning groups that could further dampen their membership numbers and finances.
October 15, 2018 – Education Week
Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers.
October 12, 2018 – Education Week
After years of being blamed for the problems in schools, teachers are now being held up as victims of a broken system. How did the pendulum swing so quickly?
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
The state’s supreme court ended a yearslong fight over K-12 funding earlier this summer, but in districts across the state the battles have continued and tensions remain.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Public school funding, teacher pay, and improving academic outcomes in the Every Student Succeeds Act era have fueled midterm-election debate in many states. Here's some key issues and states to watch.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
A team of district administrators and teachers lay out seven steps for a mutually beneficial contract negotiation.
September 18, 2018 – Education Week
The momentum behind the widespread teacher activism last spring has continued into the new school year.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Unions Must Go Beyond Advocacy
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
In the aftermath of this spring's teacher protests, more educators are running for state office—and the National Education Association is seizing on the political moment.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Support for raising teacher salaries jumped nationally in the wake of this spring's wave of teacher activism, a national poll by the journal Education Next said.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week

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