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American Federation of Teachers sues Betsy DeVos over public service loan forgiveness program
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Jul 12, 7:53 AM: The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country’s biggest teachers unions, sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday alleging gross mismanagement of a loan forgiveness program for public servants.
Column: The WVEA’s long shot to kill the education reform law
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Jul 12, 5:41 AM: Opponents of charter schools were unable to stop the proposal in the Legislature, so they are now going to court. The West Virginia Education Association teachers’ union announced plans to sue the State over the passage of HB 206, >
Judge tosses petition to nullify 4-year contract with Jersey City teachers
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Jul 11, 5:44 AM: Schapiro is the last remaining board member who was aligned with Parents for Progress, a group of education reform-minded parents that controlled the board for a number of years until candidates backed by the JCEA won >
WVEA prepares legal battle over sweeping education law
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Jul 11, 5:39 AM: The West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it intends to sue the state over the recent passage of a bill, which it says is unconstitutional while going beyond the will of the people.
Opinion: A call for civility in teacher unions
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Jul 8, 7:06 AM: There are thousands of good, reasonable, rational, and caring public school teachers and service personnel across our state. Surely, most of them are embarrassed by the angry, mean-spirited attacks leveled against the families, >
Chicago Teachers Union demands response from Lightfoot in contract talks
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Jul 2, 6:53 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union, comparing Mayor Lori Lightfoot to her predecessor, said Monday that her chief negotiators have yet to submit a contract proposal despite more than six months of discussions and that its members will >
Teachers Union Pushes Back Against Pension Plan
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Jun 28, 5:34 AM: Who should pay pension costs for Illinois teachers and school administrators? Currently, the state bears virtually all the cost, leaving the state’s 852 school districts free to negotiate benefits without worrying about the price >
SC teachers meet, emphasize collaborative action in education reform
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Jun 28, 5:31 AM: School’s out for the summer, but some South Carolina teachers have given themselves extra homework: continuing their push for state education reform.
One year after Supreme Court Janus decision, unions are holding up better than expected
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Jun 27, 8:30 AM: On year after the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that was supposed to decimate public sector unions, organized labor appear to have absorbed the blow better than >
Editorial: Scott Stringer’s ‘crisis’ gift to the teachers union
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Jun 27, 7:55 AM: Stringer’s right to flag how teacher-training colleges require as little as 40 hours in the classroom before graduation. Yet the problem is far deeper: Most programs that supposedly prepare future educators spend far too much time >
Senate bill’s passage frustrates educators
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Jun 26, 6:45 AM: Local educators say they are disappointed with the West Virginia Legislature’s endorsement of a controversial education bill.
Poll: One Year After Janus Decision 52% of Teachers Unaware They Can Leave Unions
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Jun 25, 7:34 AM: A poll released Monday revealed 52 percent of teachers do not know they can leave their unions without paying a fee, though it is one year since the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and >
Columbus schools, teachers continue to negotiate as strike planning begins
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Jun 25, 6:54 AM: Progress was made, but more than 11 hours of negotiations Thursday still couldn’t bring Columbus City Schools and its teachers union to a new contract agreement.
West Virginia #RedforEd Teachers’ Rally Fails to Intimidate State Legislature (CER in the news)
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Jun 24, 8:26 AM: A rally of #RedforEd teachers at West Virginia’s state capitol on Monday failed to intimidate the GOP-controlled West Virginia State Legislature from moving forward with legislation that would authorize charter schools in the >
Teachers in the Dark
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Jun 24, 8:24 AM: Despite united opposition to the Janus decision from organized labor, the majority of teachers approve of the decision. Only 17 percent said that union membership should be mandatory compared with 74 percent saying such >
Columbus school board hires Michigan firm to prepare plans in event of teachers strike
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Jun 19, 6:47 AM: The Columbus Board of Education unanimously agreed Tuesday to hire a staffing firm to prepare for the possibility of a teachers strike, and union members and supporters wasted no time in making their opposition known.
Teachers’ unions promote poll critical of Act
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Jun 19, 5:28 AM: Representatives of the three teacher and school service personnel unions released a poll Monday showing vast opposition to the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act.
Strikes, pay raises & charter protests: America’s teachers’ exhausting, exhilarating year
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Jun 18, 7:35 AM: America's educators have survived a rollicking year in the public spotlight — and no slowdown is in sight. In the last 18 months, we've seen teachers striking for higher pay, teachers running for political office, teachers >
Teacher Union Leaders Focus on Charter Schools Amid Dwindling Membership
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Jun 18, 7:06 AM: During the January teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, unions dedicated a great deal of attention to charter schools, with some even accusing officials of hurting public schools.
West Virginia Considers Bill Penalizing Teachers Who Strike
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Jun 18, 6:52 AM: The bill, passed with wide support among the GOP-controlled Senate earlier this month, would allow striking teachers to be fired or have their pay withheld. The bill also allows for charter schools to be established in the >

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