- Chicago Public Schools defends its vaccine mandate for teachers in court
- > Mar 16, 9:28 AM: Chicago Public Schools defended its COVID-19 policies in a downstate courtroom Tuesday as six CPS teachers try again to prevent the district from requiring them to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly
- St. Paul teachers vote on tentative contract, as negotiations continue in Minneapolis
- Mar 16, 9:22 AM: St. Paul teacher union members are voting on a tentative new contract that was agreed upon just hours before they nearly went on strike last week.
- A first school day without mask mandates, except in L.A., where teachers union is in talks
- > Mar 15, 9:46 AM: Across Los Angeles County and throughout California, students and teachers on Monday had the option to take their masks off in class or keep them on — and their decisions varied. A major exception was L.A. Unified, where a mask
- Bonuses, raises, class-size limits: The deal that averted another St. Paul teacher strike
- Mar 15, 9:35 AM: The deadline deal that averted a St. Paul teacher strike last week featured $3,000 bonuses, 2 percent raises and modest class-size reductions, according to documents the union shared with its members.
- Gov. Stitt targeted unions in State of the State address, but legislature avoids major action
- > Mar 15, 9:33 AM: During his State of the State address last month, Gov. Kevin Stitt criticized teacher unions for pushing liberal curriculum theories and keeping school buildings closed, while erroneously claiming union dues are automatically
- No deal in sight to end Minneapolis teachers’ strike as new school week looms
- Mar 14, 5:56 AM: Officials with the Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis Federation of Teachers traded proposals and counter-proposals over the weekend, but a deal to end a strike by the MFT remains elusive.
- Sacramento teachers and staff authorize a strike. No date has been set
- > Mar 11, 9:04 AM: Members of two unions representing teachers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and other staff in the Sacramento City Unified School District voted Thursday to authorize a strike if district officials continue “to negotiate in bad
- Minneapolis teachers strike continues as union and district remain far apart on deal
- Mar 11, 9:03 AM: "I can make more money right now going to work at Target than I do working for Minneapolis Public Schools, and that is difficult," one educator said.
- Editorial: Exam results in: Horrific reading losses mean Weingarten must go
- > Mar 10, 10:30 AM: Now the numbers are in. And they confirm what she denied but every parent knew: Closed schools hurt our kids. Because of the senseless policies Weingarten championed, our youngest students are missing crucial reading
- Minneapolis teachers union pushes support-staff raises; district questions how much it can afford
- > Mar 10, 10:26 AM: Wages for support staffers have proven a key issue in the negotiations between the Minneapolis teachers union and the school district. The city's educators began their strike Tuesday after union and school officials were unable to
- RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity alleges teacher contracts are unconstitutional
- Mar 10, 9:43 AM: A report issued Wednesday by an advocacy group alleges that the union dues-paying requirements in at least 10 Rhode Island school district contracts violate a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
- The Chicago teachers’ union vows to fight a plan to lift a school mask mandate.
- > Mar 9, 10:07 AM: Chicago Public Schools has announced plans to lift a mask requirement in the third-largest U.S. school district starting next week, infuriating members of the teachers’ union who stopped reporting to school buildings for a week in
- In St. Paul, deal with teachers brings relief for schools, families
- > Mar 9, 9:49 AM: The news brought a sigh of relief from many parents concerned about more lost school time for their children after two years of pandemic chaos, said Tonya Draughn, who has a daughter and several grandchildren in the St. Paul
- While Parents Worry, Minneapolis Teachers Hit The Picket Line
- > Mar 9, 9:45 AM: "We all have real jobs,” said Molly Dengler, whose first-grade son attends a Spanish immersion elementary school in downtown Minneapolis. “Maybe today they could call out of work, but it’s not sustainable to keep calling out of
- AFT, AAUP announce new affiliation to boost faculty voice
- > Mar 8, 10:57 AM: The American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers on Monday announced plans to expand their affiliation and become a stronger faculty voice in national, state and campus-based discussions
- Minneapolis teachers walk picket lines as strike begins
- Mar 8, 10:42 AM: Minneapolis teachers and educational support professionals began picketing outside of schools at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, marking the first Minneapolis teachers strike since 1970.
- Minneapolis teachers set to walk off job Tuesday
- > Mar 8, 9:12 AM: Teachers in the Minneapolis School District were set to walk off the job on Tuesday in a dispute over wages, class sizes and mental health support for students, at least temporarily pausing classes for about 29,000 students in one
- Editorial: It’s the worst time for teachers to strike
- > Mar 7, 8:10 AM: "The time is now" is one of the mantras Minneapolis and St. Paul union teachers use as they prepare for possible strikes. Yet a strong argument can be made that there couldn't be a worse time for educators in the state's two
- Strike deadline for Minneapolis, St. Paul educators looms
- Mar 7, 8:07 AM: Members of teachers unions in both Minneapolis and St. Paul spent the weekend making and distributing picket signs ahead of a possible strike as early as Tuesday.
- Unions Wrongly Received $36.7 Million in PPP Federal Covid Aid
- > Mar 4, 10:11 AM: One of the most significant Covid-19 relief programs that Congress passed was the Paycheck Protection Program, which was intended to encourage small businesses to keep their staff employed, as well as help with rent, utilities and