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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…
September 30, 2014
School finance lawsuit arguments focus on meaning of “base” funding
Plaintiffs in Colorado’s latest school finance lawsuit have fired back at Attorney General John Suthers, arguing that his motion to dismiss their lawsuit is wrong…
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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.
September 9, 2014
Lawsuit alleges Achievement School District favored Barbic’s schools over competitors’
A lawsuit filed late last month alleges that the state-run Achievement School District's process for evaluating charter school applications in 2013 was not objective, and that YES Prep, the charter organization founded by ASD superintendent Chris Barbic, received a leg up in its application.
August 15, 2014
State wants negative factor lawsuit tossed
Attorney General John Suthers has formally asked for dismissal of the lawsuit challenging the “negative factor” used by the legislature to set annual K-12 funding.
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.
August 1, 2014
Three takeaways from The Colbert Report's teacher-tenure talk
The debate over New York's teacher tenure laws moved from the steps of City Hall to the studios of The Colbert Report on Thursday night.
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July 27, 2014
Campbell Brown’s group to file teacher tenure suit
A month after announcing their plans to challenge New York’s teacher-tenure laws, a group of seven families led by the news-anchor-turned-education-activist Campbell Brown…
July 18, 2014
Educators, parents to discuss school options at three community meetings
Stand for Children along with the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) will hold three meetings across Memphis in the next two weeks to facilitate conversations…
July 16, 2014
Shelby County Schools continues to hire teachers, job fair planned later this week
With just three weeks before the school year begins, Shelby County Schools administrators continue to rapidly hire dozens of laid-off teachers. Nearly 300 laid-off teachers…
June 26, 2014
Lawsuit claims school funding reduction mechanism unconstitutional
A group of school districts and parents plan to file a lawsuit Friday arguing that the negative factor, the device used by the legislature to control annual K-12 spending, is unconstitutional.
March 10, 2014
TEA files lawsuit on behalf of Knox County teacher
The Tennessee Education Association has filed a lawsuit on the behalf of a Knox County teacher who believes she was unfairly denied a bonus as…
February 20, 2014
Shelby County Schools’ proposed rezoning plan reflects goal to keep students in district
Shelby County School Board members reviewed a proposed rezoning plan for students in the Memphis reserve and municipality zones.
January 15, 2014
Civil rights lawsuit regarding creation of new suburban districts nears close
Papers were filed this week to end the civil rights lawsuit involving the creation of new municipal school districts in six suburbs near Memphis,…
December 10, 2013
Shelby County school board approves agreement with Germantown
Shelby County's school board approved its final agreement with Germantown in a special-called meeting Tuesday. The vote brings to close a months-long debate over which schools will be absorbed by six municipalities that don't want to be part of the merged Shelby County School district.
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