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Monday’s teacher walkout in Union City impacts 11,000 students
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May 17, 7:12 AM: The sound of staple guns filled the union hall in Union City Thursday as some 575 members of the New Haven Teachers Association prepare to hit the picket lines Monday in a district-wide strike.
Teachers union, other advocates plan summit to combat ‘attack’ on public education
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May 17, 5:53 AM: More than 1,000 people plan to attend a education summit in Orlando on Saturday, a event designed to showcase their anger with state leaders they argue have attacked public education.
Unions call for special session on education to be cancelled
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May 16, 5:38 AM: Officials from three unions representing public school teachers and school service personnel have called on Gov. Jim Justice to abandon the special session he called on “education betterment.
Editorial: CCSD needs prepare to prevent teachers from striking
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May 13, 7:33 AM: A dispute between adults shouldn’t hinder the amount of time students spend in the classroom. Yet that could be the ramification for the Clark County Education Association’s irresponsible strike threats.
The teacher’s union spins, the mind reels. And the budget crisis still looms.
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May 13, 5:46 AM: And all a threatened strike does is distract from closing the budget hole and avoiding insolvency. It also hurts kids by creating chaotic situations that breed instability on school campuses.. This is particularly harmful in high >
166 teachers will be losing their jobs in this N.J. city. Their union leader wants to sue the state.
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May 10, 7:09 AM: The head of the Paterson teachers’ union facing massive jobs cuts is asking the school district to join a lawsuit, filed by Jersey City, challenging how the state is providing funding in some urban districts.
New Nevada school funding plan offers no new money, may harm rurals, teachers’ union head says
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May 9, 7:01 AM: Ruben Murillo, president of the Nevada State Education Association, was not pleased after he was given a preview of the highly-anticipated plan to overhaul the state's 50-year old education funding program, commonly called the >
Hundreds of Oregon teachers rally at Capitol, Republican senators still absent
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May 9, 5:45 AM: Hundreds of teachers in Salem and tens of thousands across Oregon cut class Wednesday to demand more money for schools, while Senate Republicans — for the second day in a row — denied Democrats the opportunity to vote on a >
The Tide Is Turning For Teachers Unions. Randi Weingarten Isn’t Surprised.
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May 8, 7:32 AM: Now Weingarten is promising a slower, more transparent endorsement process that gives union members plenty of time to hear from the party’s plethora of White House contenders and give feedback before the AFT’s executive council >
Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s teacher walkout
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May 8, 7:15 AM: Teachers and education advocates across the state will flock to several rallies Wednesday in a bid to pressure the Oregon Legislature into passing a $2 billion corporate tax package to buoy K-12 funding and push for more money for >
Letter: A Right to Work Challenges Union-Forced Mediocrity
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May 7, 7:31 AM: Unfortunately, performance in the job had no effect on my pay. I could be the best teacher or the worst teacher and would still receive my salary based on the pay schedule, which was based on tenure.
Many Oregon School Districts To Close May 8 For Teacher Walkout
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May 7, 7:01 AM: Schools in 24 districts across Oregon will close for at least part of the day on Wednesday in response to a planned walk out by teachers to advocate for more school funding.
Nearly 1,000 Nashville school teachers out again Monday amid protests over funding, pay
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May 6, 7:33 AM: Nearly 1,000 Metro Nashville Public Schools teachers called out on Monday morning, a school official said.
10,000 people marched. Where does the SC teacher movement go from here?
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May 6, 5:15 AM: Two days after an unprecedented 10,000 teachers and their supporters shut down seven school districts and covered the S.C. State House grounds to demand higher pay and better working conditions, South Carolina’s teachers are >
The NEA, America’s largest union, looks to mobilize members ahead of 2020
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May 3, 7:52 AM:

The National Education Association, the nation's largest union, announced plans Thursday to mobilize its more than three million members in an effort to influence the 2020 election.

High number of MNPS teachers to be absent Friday, district says
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May 3, 7:20 AM: Amanda Kail, president-elect for the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, said the teacher absences are meant as a protest against Briley's proposed budget.
Teachers in North Carolina and South Carolina Protest Low Pay
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May 2, 7:44 AM: THOUSANDS OF EDUCATORS in North Carolina and South Carolina walked out of classrooms Wednesday to protest low salaries in a continuation of the educator unrest sweeping the U.S.
Legislators to teachers: ‘We hear you,’ now help craft solutions for SC schools
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May 2, 5:18 AM: Many Republican legislators applauded teachers for exercising their free speech rights Wednesday in an unprecedented showing outside the Statehouse, though their voices could scarcely be heard inside, where it was business as >
North Carolina teachers will rally again in capital to press demands
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May 1, 7:40 AM: North Carolina teachers didn’t win the pay hikes and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital, but they believe their activism helped elect a more sympathetic legislature and >
Teachers announce second strike at Sacramento City Unified School District
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May 1, 7:23 AM: SCTA President David Fisher on Tuesday declared the union’s first strike successful. He said the April 11 walkout, protesting alleged unfair labor practices, was kept to one day to minimize impact on students but pressured the >

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