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July 11, 2017
Fewer teachers losing tenure in Denver, other large Colorado districts
Twenty-one Denver teachers received their second consecutive less-than-effective rating in 2016-17.
the tenure track
May 5, 2017
For New York City teachers applying for tenure, success remains far from assured
Sixty-four percent of eligible teachers earned tenure last year. That's down from 97 percent a decade ago.
the tenure track
December 8, 2016
New York City is among the hardest places to fire a low-performing teacher, report claims
"If it’s a lifetime guarantee of a job, the bar to getting it should be really high."
August 23, 2016
What does California’s teacher tenure ruling mean for New York? Depends whom you ask.
New York's teachers unions say the ruling bolsters their defense of the state's tenure laws, while their opponents say it does not affect a legal challenge to those laws.
the tenure track
May 6, 2016
Exclusive: Teacher tenure approvals tick up, continuing a de Blasio-era shift
Sixty-four percent of eligible teachers were granted tenure during the 2014-15 school year, up from 60 percent the year before.
just getting started
March 31, 2015
Budget basics: How evals, tenure, dismissal, and school oversight are set to change
The deal lengthens the probationary period for new teachers, awards merit pay, and makes it easier to fire a school system’s lowest performers.
March 12, 2015
Legal challenge to tenure clears hurdle, union vows to fight back
A Staten Island judge denied the city, state, and both teachers unions' motions to dismiss the lawsuit challenging New York's teacher tenure protections.
February 9, 2015
Teachers kick off forums criticizing Cuomo’s agenda, though without Mulgrew
As Michael Mulgrew was reportedly meeting with Gov. Cuomo's aides on Friday, 200-plus educators were voicing opposition to the governor's agenda.
January 14, 2015
After court arguments, judge puts off decision in teacher tenure case
It’s now a waiting game for those fighting and observing the legal challenge to teacher job protections in New York. After nearly two…
January 13, 2015
Here’s what to expect as the teacher-tenure fight heads to court
A hearing set for Wednesday could be the jumping-off point for a long court battle over teacher tenure or spell the end of the case…
December 31, 2014
Here are all of the policy changes proposed in Tisch and Berlin’s response to Cuomo
Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and soon-to-be acting Education Commissioner Elizabeth Berlin offered a host of proposals that would dramatically change education policy in…
November 7, 2014
Tenure approval rate ticks up in first decisions under de Blasio
Sixty percent of New York City teachers eligible for tenure during the last school year received it, more than in any year since the city launched a crackdown to make the job protection harder to secure.
October 29, 2014
NYSUT, following UFT, asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging teacher tenure
The state teachers union is joining the city’s union in asking the court to toss out a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws in New York…
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…
October 6, 2014
Judge lets upstate teachers join lawsuit in defense of tenure
A Staten Island judge ruled that seven teachers could become defendants in the case, known as Davids v. New York. The state's tenure law is already being defended by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, but the judge's decision means that the group of teachers, with help from union lawyers, can join in the defense.
see you in court
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 13, 2014
State Attorney General wants two teacher tenure lawsuits to become one
After running alongside each other for weeks, the two separate lawsuits challenging teacher tenure in New York could be combined early next month. The motion…
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.
July 28, 2014
New York's teacher tenure faces second challenge as Campbell Brown's group files suit
Seven plaintiffs filed a lawsuit today challenging New York state’s teacher job protection laws, which they say create obstacles to removing ineffective teachers.
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…
state of tenure
June 24, 2014
City parents plan to join lawsuit against teacher job protections as union vows to fight
Four of the six students whose families have agreed to join the case also go to school in New York City, according to lawyers involved in the case.
June 24, 2014
Advocates preparing lawsuit to target New York state teacher tenure laws
A national movement to prove that job protections for teachers prevent students from learning is getting ready to target New York state. Six students and families,…
June 11, 2014
De Blasio defends city's tenure process in wake of California decision
Mayor Bill de Blasio defended New York’s tenure system on Wednesday, calling it an effective way to recruit and retain teachers one day after a California judge struck down a slate of laws related to job protections for teachers in that state.
a new appeal
June 2, 2014
Protections for "ineffective" rookie teachers under evaluation law to cost city millions
The city will pay untenured teachers after they are forced to leave the classroom because of “ineffective” ratings, according to next year’s budget estimates. It will cost $17.8 million and could cover hundreds of teachers.
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