Unions

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

A two-day closure went into effect at Miramonte Elementary School on Tuesday to enable the Los Angeles Unified School District to replace the entire staff following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts and sexual crimes against students.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, “unless something dramatic happens,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget.

2/3/2012

The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools system spends tens of millions of dollars annually on a perk that few other employers offer: cash to departing employees for unused time off.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

After years of trying, Connecticut representatives of teacher unions, superintendents and school boards Wednesday reached consensus on the controversial issue of teacher evaluations.

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

The Bay City Education Association, representing 450 teachers, has tentatively approved a new contract with Bay City Public Schools, the two sides said in a joint press release on Tuesday.

1/11/2012

1/11/2012

Several factors make it tougher for Chicago teachers to strike.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

Chicago schools that voted for a longer day starting in January will add that extra 90 minutes daily when students return to classes Monday.

1/6/2012

1/6/2012

Although the Highland Park School District has been working hard the past year to turn around a dismal money situation, a team has just declared a financial emergency.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

New York is moving forward with a plan to build a database to track the academic lives of students statewide, restarting a process halted by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over privacy concerns.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across Wisconsin voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Knox County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jim McIntyre, answered questions about the new state teacher evaluations and announced some early results about Knox County teachers at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

Stage another “sick out” protest, and you will be terminated. That’s the message Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District transportation officials have for bus drivers who are unhappy with both the district and their union.

11/14/2011

It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.

11/14/2011

To the public education advocates who released it, the survey painted a gloomy picture of schools in Wisconsin - reduced staff and bigger class sizes in many districts, all as a result of state budget cuts.

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

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