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Education officials enter political fight after teacher announces gubernatorial endorsement
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Oct 17, 5:29 AM: Teachers are involved in a political fight, all because of an email from one eductor announcing she was endorsing Republican candidate Kevin Stitt for governor.
Teacher unions plunk $1 million behind Richard Cordray
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Oct 15, 5:58 AM: The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, whose Ohio affiliates have endorsed the Democrat Cordray, on Friday began what they describe as $1 million-plus digital and TV commercial campaign >
Opinion: Unions, teachers: What happens after the Supreme Court decision?
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Oct 12, 6:52 AM: Putting unions in the position of having to work harder and prove value to their membership, teachers, students and taxpayers will benefit. Unions, if they’re up to the challenge, will benefit too. After all, a membership made up >
Mediation Continues, but Tensions Rise Over LAUSD Teachers Contract
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Oct 4, 6:13 AM: As state mediation efforts continued Wednesday in hopes of resolving a labor-talk stalemate between the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers’ union, the union accused Superintendent Austin Beutner of holding a >
Teachers Union Accuses Supe Of Cozying Up With Charter Groups
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Oct 4, 6:09 AM: The LA teachers union released reports claiming the new superintendent spent more time at lavish meals with charter backers than at schools.
Court ruling prompts battle over membership in Minnesota teachers union
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Oct 1, 6:58 AM: The leaders of Education Minnesota — one of the state's most powerful political forces — have been pushing hard to keep its numbers up while outside forces have seized on the moment.
“More Taxes!” – The Teacher Union’s Solution to Education
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Oct 1, 4:36 AM: In 2015, Nevada’s Legislature passed the largest one-time tax increase in Nevada history, $1.2 billion of which was, ostensibly, to boost education funding.In 2015, Nevada’s Legislature passed the largest one-time tax increase in >
Opinion: The Alabama Education Association does not care about Alabama or education
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Sep 28, 5:03 AM: Alabama’s schools as a whole are not good. By any metric you want to use, the state’s schools in totality are near the bottom of the barrel.
LA parents demand ‘equitable education’ as prospect of first LAUSD teachers strike in de
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Sep 27, 6:36 AM: Union officials were not pleased with the district’s offer, saying the class-size reduction proposal makes no difference for 90 percent of the district’s schools and the district can still increase class size any ime, according to >
Tumwater district says school will start Friday, after teachers vote to keep striking
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Sep 13, 7:03 AM: Hours after a Thurston County Superior Court Judge told striking Tumwater teachers to go back to work, the teachers voted to stay on the picket line.
Tacoma school district may sue teachers union after weeklong contract stalemate
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Sep 13, 6:54 AM: Pleas from Gov. Jay Inslee failed to end the strike that's lasted almost a week. Taking legal action against the teachers union is "certainly an option that’s under consideration," said Dan Voelpel, a spokesman for Tacoma Public >
Workers say unions defying Janus ruling, threaten new court action
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Sep 12, 7:16 AM: Despite the landmark Supreme Court ruling this summer barring public-sector unions from requiring nonmembers to pay so-called agency fees, workers in several states say unions are either flat-out ignoring the decision or >
Inslee weighs in, but Tacoma teachers’ strike heads to fifth day
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Sep 12, 6:06 AM: Across the state, teacher contract negotiations have been particularly fraught after lawmakers this year injected about $1 billion into the state’s K-12 budget to pay for educator salaries. The infusion of cash prompted the state >
Tacoma teachers strike hits Day 4, with no end in sight as district sends mixed messages
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Sep 11, 6:30 AM: Tacoma teachers voted last week to strike after weeks of negotiations over hoped-for salary increases broke down. Teachers want increases that compare to raises received by other teachers across the state. Tacoma schools leaders >
Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle
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Sep 10, 7:42 AM: The latest disputes are particularly acute in Washington, a state that has infused at least $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle. With students returning to school in the last few weeks, teachers in at >
Opinion: School accountability must start at the top
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Sep 10, 6:17 AM: It’s no longer a question PED’s school grades are arbitrary and do not reflect an accurate picture of the teaching and learning going on in a school. Unfortunately, these politically motivated games and false labels of failure are >
Editorial: Will another Washington governor use bully pulpit to end teacher strikes?
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Sep 7, 7:03 AM: School strikes are raging all along the I-5 corridor. Scores of families, including 52,000 students in Tacoma and Puyallup, are dealing with child-care crises of unknown duration. While thousands of teachers wait for equitable pay, >
Tumwater is going to court to get striking teachers back to work
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Sep 7, 6:59 AM: The Tumwater School District will be in court Friday morning to try to get its teachers back to work.
Tacoma teachers will strike on the first day of school
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Sep 6, 6:53 AM: Classes in Tacoma Public Schools won't start as scheduled Thursday after the district and union failed to reach agreement.
Tacoma and Puyallup teachers vote to strike; first day of school on hold
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Sep 5, 6:30 AM: Teachers in Tacoma and Puyallup voted Tuesday evening to strike, delaying the start of school for about 52,000 South Sound students.

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