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May 13, 2019
At ed reform conference, charter leaders feel the political heat — and strategize about how to fend off unions
The event offered a look at how charter leaders from across the country are coming to grips with new limits on their growth and political clout.
NY teachers union, state officials decry computer-based testing snafus — but see different solutions
The state teachers union rallied Monday for support to end computer-based state assessments after another set of glitches muddied reading exams last week…
April 5, 2019
Striking defiant tone, Julia Keleher defends her tenure in Puerto Rico
Keleher said she closed schools because “somebody had to be the responsible adult in the room.”
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.
February 6, 2019
How far apart are the Denver district and union on teacher pay? Here’s a breakdown
Denver teachers want more money for teacher pay, and a more predictable salary structure.
checks and balances
February 5, 2019
How a once-promising merit pay system led Denver teachers to the brink of a strike
“What we got given is a system of Wall Street-style bonuses that mask the erosion of our salaries,” one teacher said.
January 22, 2019
Denver teachers vote to strike in push for higher pay
Because of state rules, Monday is the earliest a Denver strike could start.
January 11, 2019
We asked 3 Denver teachers why they’re ready to strike. Here’s what they said.
“Nobody wants to go on strike. ... But it feels like it’s the only option at this point.”
December 7, 2018
Chicago charter files federal labor complaint against union over strike
As the acrimonious teacher strike against Acero charter schools wound down its fourth day, both sides ratcheted up pressure, neither giving indications of backing down.
Teaching & Classroom
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…
Updated December 6, 2018
Chicago charter strike extends a third day, with teachers holding out for raises for support staff
Union teachers reported small gains — but stuck adamantly by demands for smaller class sizes and for increased pay, including for paraprofessionals.
November 26, 2018
Why teachers say Noble CEO’s downfall could bolster unionization efforts
Teachers say Milkie’s misconduct with alumni — and suspicions that leaders delayed responding — bolster arguments that teachers should be more involved in decision-making
November 14, 2018
Acero teachers threaten Dec. 4 strike unless negotiations progress
Unless they reach a compromise with their network bosses, teachers at 15 Acero charter schools will strike on Dec. 4.
sweetening the pot
November 13, 2018
A raise for these Detroit school employees was nine years coming
Detroit district teachers aren’t the only ones getting pay raises. The Detroit school board on Tuesday…
November 7, 2018
The Denver teachers union requested the names and salaries of all charter school teachers
The request could signal that the union plans to try to get charter school teachers to join.
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