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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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02/22 06:00 pm | Fed Up With Low Pay, Oklahoma Teachers Consider a Walkout | Defeat of a bill that would have given Oklahoma teachers their first raise in a decade has prompted more drastic measures.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's deadlock in a case over teachers' union fees for non-members was a relief for organized labor, but cases on the issue still percolate in the lower courts.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Precious Crabtree argues that unions still have essential role to play in supporting teachers and improving schools
April 1, 2016 – Teacher
In his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers away at concerns that resonate with many, including college access and income inequality.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates for parent and community engagement see a chance to expand on their impact under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Self-care is an essential component of good teaching, not a mark of selfishness, writes educator Christopher Doyle.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A state law aimed at encouraging—or prodding—small, rural districts to merge has hit some speed bumps on the road to implementation.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
States hungry for teachers weigh a menu of policies aimed at recruiting and retaining educators, among them pay raises, revamped evaluation systems, and bonuses.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
Conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to overruling a key precedent that lets public-employee unions collect fees from nonmembers for collective bargaining.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week

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