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Teachers' Union Calls For More Responsibility, Obama Support As Its Membership Declines

 After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself.

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La. Recovery School District will Lay Off Almost 200 Teachers

The Louisiana Recovery School District, the state agency that governs most of the public schools in Orleans Parish, is moving to lay off almost 200 teachers.

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Marion Herbert's picture

Douglas County (Colo.) Teachers Union - School District Negotiations Without Violence

Attending a public negotiating session one afternoon last week between the Douglas County, Colorado school district administration and the American Federation of Teachers Union was an eyeopener that revealed union attitudes.

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Marion Herbert's picture

Senate in N.C. Works to Revamp Education Policy

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

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The Reconnecting McDowell Initiative

A community in economic and educational decline is boosted by a unique public-private partnership.
Marion Herbert's picture

Malloy's Education Consultant Arouses Union Fears

For months, Leeds Global Partners, a New York-based firm specializing in educational issues as "attractive investment opportunities," has been closely involved in developing Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed school reforms.

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Marion Herbert's picture

Education Changes Have Some Louisiana Teachers on Edge

While Gov. Bobby Jindal and his legislative allies celebrate the passage of sweeping changes to the state’s public-education system, some local teachers and teachers-in-training say they fear for the future the reforms have created.

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Congress Backslides on School Reform

A funny thing happened on the way to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the sweeping school-reform law better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): The debate over reauthorization has spawned a political alliance between the tea party and the teachers unions.

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Proposed Ohio Bill Would Expand Voucher Program to All Districts

Not all public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

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Detroit Schools Grapple with Crowded Classes

Every day, Donnie Hodges totes his backpack into Nolan Elementary School and heads for kindergarten class — searching for his seat among 54 classmates.

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