Unions

The latest news about unions in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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)

EDUCATION WEEK EXPERTS

Subject-matter experts featured for this topic include:

Teacher Beat Blog

02/22 02:44 pm | West Virginia Teachers' Strike for Higher Pay Has Shut Down Schools Across State | In West Virginia, teacher strikes and work stoppages are illegal, with possible punishments including suspensions, firings, and denial of pay.

Teaching Now Blog

02/15 01:23 pm | In Florida School Shooting, at Least 3 Educators Were Killed Protecting Students | Some of the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were educators who died protecting their students.

On-Demand Webinars

Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars
Browse Education Week's collection of webinars on teacher careers, recruitment, and retention. These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled teachers.

Special Collection

Joining Forces
This special report examines the attempts by a small but growing number of districts and unions to work together to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers and, in turn, improve the achievement of schoolchildren.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

Teachers represented in the lawsuit against the state education department argue that they are being graded against subjects and students they don't teach.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week
Lasting education reform will require greater cooperation with teachers and the unions that represent them, write Arthur E. Wise and Michael D. Usdan.
March 13, 2013 – Education Week
North Dakota becomes the fifth state where the two unions have united, and Wisconsin is moving toward that goal.
February 20, 2013 – Education Week
The American Federation of Teachers wants stricter training-program entry criteria and a "universal assessment" for teacher-candidates.
December 12, 2012 – Education Week
The state’s Department of Education released its first report on new, controversial evaluations for teachers Wednesday.
December 5, 2012 – McClatchy-Tribune
The pact approved in Newark, N.J., sets up a dual salary schedule and ensures teacher involvement in evaluations.
December 5, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 – Education Week
A sweeping set of measures that included laptops for high school students and curbs on collective-bargaining are overturned by voters.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
To be eligible for a share of $400 million in new Race to the Top grants, districts had to prove they had union buy-in.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
A state-by-state report concludes that Hawaii has the strongest teachers' union, and Arizona has the weakest.
November 7, 2012 – Education Week
October 31, 2012 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented