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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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Teachers in a spate of urban charter schools are unionizing and the National Education Association is expected to take up the issue at its annual meeting.
June 30, 2017 – Education Week
Massive spending to secure a pro-charter majority on one city's school board could embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Despite pouring money and muscle into campaigns from the White House race on down, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association notched limited gains on Election Day.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Along with official endorsements, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is getting shoe-leather help from teachers' union members doing door-to-door campaigning.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Failure to reach a deal could send teachers in the nation’s third-largest district onto the streets for a second mass walkout in four years.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers' union and school officials in the Buffalo, N.Y., district are working to hammer out a new labor agreement to replace one that expired a dozen years.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
The Vergara lawyers' strategy of casting tenure laws as a violation of students' rights has provided a blueprint for continuing debate, experts say.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
While affirming the constitutionality of California's teacher job-protection laws, the state appeals court decried "deplorable" school-staffing arrangements.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week

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