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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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01/22 01:47 pm | Los Angeles School District and Teachers' Union Reach 'Historic' Deal to End Strike | Teachers are expected to ratify the tentative agreement and return to school on Wednesday.

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School administrators, not teacher-tenure laws, are responsible for "ineffective" educators, writes former teacher and principal David Finley.
March 4, 2015 – Education Week
To win a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a rival who is strongly backed by the city's influential teachers' union.
March 4, 2015 – Education Week
New Republican governors in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are looking to push K-12 initiatives and make budget choices affecting schools in states where Democrats control the legislatures.
March 4, 2015 – Education Week
The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers step up lobbying efforts, targeting lawmakers in their districts.
February 25, 2015 – Education Week
Advocates predict this month's endorsement from the Boston teachers' union will spur more districts to extend the school day.
January 28, 2015 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week
In a recent back and forth, Peter Cunningham and Randi Weingarten debate the meaning of "collaboration" and its role in the K-12 ecosystem.
December 29, 2014 – Education Week
Critics like United Students Against Sweatshops should applaud Teach For America, not bash it, former Milwaukee schools chief Howard Fuller writes.
December 10, 2014 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week
The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week

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