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Commentary: The Unforgiving Public Servant
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Mar 31, 7:46 AM: UTLA isn’t unique in leveraging the battle to insist upon its prerogatives. Across the state, California Teachers Association locals are stalling efforts to implement distance-learning technology. The governor’s “important >
CPS teacher loses bid to recover ‘fair share’ dues
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Mar 30, 7:28 AM: A teacher trying to recover “fair share” fees he paid to a union before they were declared unconstitutional does not have a claim for conversion, a federal judge held Thursday.
Kentucky Senate threatens to withhold teacher pension funding unless changes made
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Mar 20, 7:30 AM: Of particular concern are provisions to hold back $1.1 billion in extra funding from the Teacher Retirement System until "structural reform" is made and the elimination of tens of millions of dollars in health care funding for >
How the teacher walkout gave OKC schools a blueprint for COVID-19 plans
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Mar 18, 7:35 AM: As Oklahoma City Public Schools prepared for a two-week closure, administrators realized they had an unexpected blueprint.
Letter: Writer wants to demonize noble teachers and their unions
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Mar 17, 7:32 AM: Every day, educators in Providence — and across this country — are doing the best they can to help their students thrive. Part of that means fighting for what their students need: the resources and supports to create safe and >
Striking St. Paul teachers get $4.7M for mental health staff, twice that for wage hikes
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Mar 16, 8:10 AM: The contract agreement that ended the St. Paul teacher strike features $4.7 million for new mental health staff on top of the full $9.6 million the school district planned to spend on wages.
St. Paul school strike comes to an end
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Mar 13, 6:48 AM: After a three-day strike that cancelled classes in one of the biggest school district in Minnesota, St. Paul Public School teachers and the school district announced they have reached an agreement.
St. Paul schools, teachers will resume talks early Thursday
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Mar 12, 8:35 AM: The St. Paul Federation of Educators is striking over demands for additional mental health and multilingual supports, as well as more people to work with special-education students. Superintendent Joe Gothard has put the cost of >
‘We are still watching’: Teachers address state lawmakers for final day of session
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Mar 12, 8:27 AM: As the 2020 session comes to an end, teachers across the state used Red for Ed walk-ins to highlight the need for increased public education. “The message is still out there and the message is clear,” said Indiana State Teacher >
Strike leads to search for child care for St. Paul parents
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Mar 11, 7:36 AM: There’s more uncertainty for parents and students in St. Paul as classes in all of the city’s public schools are canceled for a second day in a row.
‘Caught in a larger battle.’ St. Paul strike comes at critical time for teachers unions
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Mar 11, 6:57 AM: Hours before closing St. Paul’s public schools Tuesday and for the foreseeable future, Superintendent Joe Gothard insisted there was nothing “inevitable” about a teacher strike. That’s not to say he shouldn’t have seen it >
Teacher Takes Union to Court for Ignoring Supreme Court Ruling on Dues
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Mar 10, 7:26 AM: The Pennsylvania State Education Association continues to negotiate provisions to give it “fair share fees” in collective bargaining agreements, despite the fact that the highest court in the land ruled those fees unconstitutional, >
St. Paul schools cancel classes because of teachers strike
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Mar 10, 6:32 AM: Late in the afternoon, the union’s executive board unanimously rejected Superintendent Joe Gothard’s request for arbitration, which he described as a way to “avoid a strike and keep our students in school.
Another day of contract talks for St. Paul teachers yields little progress
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Mar 9, 9:01 AM: Nick Faber, president of the St. Paul Federation of Educators, told MPR News on Sunday that while the two sides have made some progress, there hasn’t been much movement on bigger contract issues. The two sides met for nearly 14 >
Column: Why a teachers strike is bad for Saint Paul Public Schools — and unnecessary
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Mar 9, 8:57 AM: SPPS is working to improve long-term student outcomes as outlined in our strategic plan. I see evidence of this work through the commitment of our staff and the meaningful experiences our students are receiving. A labor strike is a >
Student mental health the focus of St. Paul district, teachers union talks
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Mar 5, 8:34 AM: Murray Middle School in St. Paul is better positioned than most to tend to the mental health needs of its students, but staffing has its limits. The school’s social worker serves special-education students only, and the contract >
Teachers at Baldwin Township charter school plan labor protest at board meeting
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Mar 5, 8:21 AM: Teachers from the Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School in Baldwin Township plan to picket Thursday outside a school board meeting for what they said was a “lack of progress” over 18 months of contract >
378 LR teachers call in sick; schools stay open
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Mar 3, 8:01 AM: "LREA would love to be able to tell you that flu and strep are the only illnesses that are flourishing in LRSD," Gordon also wrote. "However, we know that the confirmed ongoing infection of the privatization agenda pushed by the >
Teachers march on Utah Capitol to demand funding increase
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Mar 2, 9:34 AM: At least 1,000 teachers marched through downtown Salt Lake City to the state Capitol demand lawmakers increase school funding.
St. Paul superintendent asking for additional mediation days to avoid impending teacher strike
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Feb 28, 8:35 AM: The St. Paul, Minnesota school district is asking the teachers union for additional mediation days to try to reach a contract agreement before a planned strike next month.

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