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Updated June 19, 2018
Judge strikes down rule allowing some New York charter schools to certify their own teachers
The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy.
Updated March 12, 2018
Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Denver teachers in a dispute over the district putting them on unpaid leave.
Payday coming soon
February 23, 2018
Pension paybacks for Detroit district employees may show up in March
The Detroit district has a large burden, tasked with processing 13,416 refunds totaling $28.9 million.
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January 12, 2017
Detroit children blast governor over ‘blaming students’ for failing schools
Lawyers for the children responded Thursday that Snyder and other state officials named in the suit were seeking to “evade responsibility by any means possible.”
February 19, 2016
Federal judge dismisses TEA lawsuit challenging TVAAS in teacher bonuses
The formula that Tennessee uses to rate teachers might be unfair — but it still can be used to decide whether they should get bonuses, a federal court has ruled.
September 21, 2015
Haslam says state is fulfilling legal funding obligation to Shelby County Schools
In his first public comments on the latest school funding lawsuit against the state, Gov. Bill Haslam says he believes the state its fulfilling its legal obligation.
June 10, 2015
After judge says school leadership meetings are public, city tells principals they are not
The city told principals that leadership team meetings are not open to the public while it appeals a judge's April decision that they are subject to open meetings rules.
April 23, 2015
Rejecting city argument, judge rules that school leadership meetings are public
A Manhattan judge sided with advocates who filed a lawsuit arguing that leadership teams meetings should be public since they play an important role in schools.
March 10, 2015
House panel tables teacher pay funding discussion until summer
State legislators delay a bill designed to help local school districts pay their teachers and achieve parity across the state.
February 19, 2015
New database estimates how much schools are missing from equity settlement
Advocates for school funding equity have launched a new website to show families and the public exactly how much money their school or district is due but not receiving each year under a years-old legal settlement whose terms have yet to be fulfilled.
February 9, 2015
State of the State preview: Haslam will propose teacher pay increase
Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to make education, including teacher pay and classroom standards, a centerpiece of his State of the State address Monday evening.
January 9, 2015
Faced with lawsuits, city argues school leadership meetings are not public
The city's public advocate and a parent group are joining a lawsuit brought by a retired teacher, who is suing the city to make school leadership team meetings open to the public.
October 28, 2014
UFT asks court to toss lawsuit challenging teacher tenure
The city teachers union has taken another step to thwart a high-profile lawsuit against teacher tenure in New York State, asking the court to throw out…
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September 11, 2014
Two teacher tenure lawsuits are combined, but not in harmony
Two teacher tenure lawsuits have officially been combined, but representatives from the two cases don't seem to be getting along.
August 14, 2014
M-SCEA files two lawsuits focused on rights of tenured Shelby County teachers
Shelby County Schools tenured teachers displaced by school closures and staff reductions use litigation to fight for job placement in the district.
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