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February 12, 2019
Behind the Denver teacher strike, a union that’s grown substantially in recent years
The union has gone from having about half of eligible teachers join to 72 percent over the last two years.
Updated December 7, 2018
From missed meetings to children home alone, Chicago families feel the strain of ongoing Acero charter strike
It took Alma Adan several weeks to schedule a meeting with school counselors to go over her kindergarten son’s special education needs. But…
seat at the table
October 29, 2018
These Detroit teachers aren’t giving up hope that a union can help bring stability to struggling charter schools
Some teachers and parents gave up hope that the Southwest Detroit Community School could recover from backsliding test scores and relentless administrative turnover.
October 12, 2018
Rise & Shine: Teachers crowdfund nearly $200 million nationally for school supplies, other basics
LET’S MAKE A DEAL New York City and its teachers union reached a new three year labor contract, which boosts salaries, reduces how…
Asked and answered
September 11, 2018
Teachers’ union chief Jesse Sharkey on school closings, contract battles, and life after Rahm
What the CTU president says about Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson, being called out by investigator Maggie Hickey, and union challenges post-Janus.
June 27, 2018
Colorado teachers unions will feel a limited impact from the Supreme Court’s Janus decision
Colorado’s teachers unions have been living in a post-Janus world for decades.
June 18, 2018
5 ways ‘Janus’ Supreme Court ruling could affect Illinois schools
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide a historic case that could shift the political landscape and dampen union power –…
Updated April 19, 2018
Internal memo offers candid postmortem of charter fight in Massachusetts
In 2015, charter school advocates had the wind at their backs as they set out to lift the state’s charter cap. A year later, their effort would end in humiliating defeat.
dotting the i's
March 2, 2018
Group that supported Douglas County anti-voucher candidates fined in campaign finance case
A judge found no attempt to deceive voters because the group disclosed "the key fact that a large national union of teachers was attempting to influence the election.”
February 26, 2018
As the U.S. Supreme Court tackles case that could weaken unions, the UFT conveys confidence
The union distributed photos from four schools where teachers had amassed to show their support.
January 30, 2018
Cary Kennedy ‘aligns with all of our issues and values,’ teachers union president says in endorsement
Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy has made increasing teacher pay a key part of her educational platform.
war on teachers?
December 12, 2017
When union protections disappear, poor schools lose teachers, new research finds
Michigan's teacher-focused policy changes did not increase in teacher turnover. But at schools with lower test scores or more students in poverty, teacher churn jumped.
November 30, 2017
DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk,’ cheers GOP tax plan
The nation's ed chief tells a summit gathering in Nashville that not much has changed since the landmark Reagan-era report indicting America’s public schools.
November 16, 2017
Gutting Wisconsin teachers unions hurt students, study finds
The high-profile fight to limit union power was replete with drama — including a recall election and state legislators fleeing…
July 27, 2016
Teachers brave heat to vent anger over ALEC’s influence on Indiana education laws
Most of their complaints focused on the state’s private school tuition voucher program.
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