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Education chief won’t back down on request for ‘sickout’ teacher names
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Mar 20, 7:26 AM: Kentucky's education chief refused to back down on his request for teacher names related to recent "sickouts," but promised not to punish educators if the protests stop.
Challengers withdraw petition to replace the IPS teachers union but pledge to try again
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Mar 19, 6:51 AM: A group of educators withdrew their petition last week to decertify and replace the existing Indianapolis Public Schools teachers union over an error on the application — but they say they will try again later this >
JCPS to Wayne Lewis: You can have names of sickout teachers, but there are no notes
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Mar 19, 6:49 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools will give the state’s top education official the names of teachers who called in sick to force a series of school closures, officials announced Monday. But the district will not give any doctor’s >
Opinion: Why won’t California unions let teachers go?
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Mar 18, 6:49 AM: Even though Mendez has demanded in writing to leave the California Teacher’s Association (the sole union designated by California to represent public school teachers), the union continues to deduct over $1,500 in dues annually. In >
Is Kentucky out to punish sickout teachers? Education chief says no, but he still wants their names
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Mar 18, 4:48 AM: Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis held a press conference to explain his request for the names of Kentucky teachers who called in sick on the dates of the "sickouts," as well as any documentation such as doctor's notes that would >
KDE: Wayne Lewis requests names of ‘sickout’ teachers
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Mar 15, 7:17 AM: After six teacher sickouts shut down Jefferson County Public Schools, Lewis has requested the names of teachers responsible, the state department of education said Thursday.
Controversial Education Bills Behind Teacher ‘Sickout’ Now Appear Dead
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Mar 14, 5:08 AM: Kentucky lawmakers say the last two education bills teachers have gathered in Frankfort to protest are very unlikely to move forward in the final days of the legislative session.
Why did the deal between JCPS, teachers union fail to keep schools open?
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Mar 13, 6:52 AM: A few posts within KY 120 United - Zone 3 — a secret group visible only to its members — implored teachers to call their legislators. But talk about whether Kentucky's largest school district should stage another sickout had >
Governor, Teachers Spar Over ‘Sick-Outs’
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Mar 13, 5:03 AM: Educators stayed visible in Frankfort Tuesday, with Jefferson County teachers staging their fourth "sick-out" to protest legislation in the homestretch of the 2019 session. It's leading to a familiar dynamic.
California teachers sue after union refuses to stop forced deductions for dues
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Mar 12, 7:25 AM: Special-needs instructor Bethany Mendez has been fighting for months to escape the teachers union in Fremont, California, but the school district continues to funnel a portion of her paycheck directly to the labor bank >
JCPS teachers union denies Bevin’s claim it’s ‘reloading’ sick days
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Mar 12, 7:15 AM: Gov. Matt Bevin took to social media Monday evening to continue his criticism of teachers participating in sickouts, saying they're putting their own interests ahead of students.
JCPS closed due to teacher ‘sickout’ for fourth time in 2 weeks
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Mar 12, 7:03 AM: A deal brokered by Jefferson County Public Schools and its teachers union to avert another "sickout"-induced shutdown has failed.
Buoyed by successful strikes in other states, new Tennessee teacher group readies for a fight
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Mar 12, 5:38 AM: The three founders of TN Teachers United, who are current and former teachers union leaders, say their state affiliate, the Tennessee Education Association, is not fighting hard enough for educators.
Thousands of Maryland teachers to rally in Annapolis Monday for more school funding
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Mar 11, 7:20 AM: Thousands of Maryland teachers and education advocates are expected to pour into Annapolis for a march and rally to push for more school funding Monday night.
Oakland teachers strike infuses union talks at districts across Bay Area
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Mar 11, 7:18 AM: Oakland teachers took a risk by going on strike and came back with more than double what the school district originally offered. Now the strike threat is playing out in other cities, and teachers say district officials should take >
Opinion: Md.‘s ‘Red for Ed’ moment
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Mar 11, 5:43 AM: Fortunately, legislators have worked with education advocates and experts to develop a plan that can finally deliver on the promise of equal opportunity no matter your ZIP code. They are aptly calling it The Blueprint for >
Walking the Picket Line Straight to the Ballot Box
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Mar 8, 8:39 AM: Teachers unions hope to turn widespread educator unrest into a 2020 presidential election issue.
Education union leaders mixed on Governor’s call for special session
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Mar 8, 8:08 AM: West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) President Dale Lee said WVEA and its members applaud Gov. Justice for attempting to keep his word on a promised 5 percent pay raise, however, they remain skeptical of a special session >
Plan would let JCPS teachers protest next week without closing school
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Mar 8, 7:30 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools and the Jefferson County Teachers Association have a plan in place that would keep teachers at the Kentucky Capitol through the end of the legislative session without closing schools.
Letter: Randi Weingarten helps WV students
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Mar 7, 8:01 AM: There are plenty of corporate lobbyists cozying up to West Virginia lawmakers and trying to make money off our children with promises of “reform,” which really involves funneling money out of our communities that need it and into >

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