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Examining the divisive push to rate, reward, improve, and remove teachers
4 hours ago
The Denver district asked for state intervention in a pending teacher strike. Here’s what that means.
The request could delay a Denver strike and provide more time for negotiations.
7 hours ago
United Federation of Teachers drops more than $1 million on new ad campaign
Amid a wave of teacher activism nationwide and major threats to the influence of unions, the United Federation of Teachers is expected to…
1 day ago
We work at Denver’s Title I schools, too. Here’s why we’re ready to strike.
We would rather have higher base pay than earn bonuses that are not reliable, may not be working, and may take the pressure off the district to solve systemic problems.
Updated 1 day ago
Teachers union continues voting on possible Denver strike
A Denver strike would affect roughly 71,000 students in Colorado's largest school district.
Updated 22 hours ago
We have a deal: Los Angeles teachers will head back to class after six-day strike
The deal announced Tuesday morning will end the walkout after six school days.
January 18, 2019
I’m a fifth-year Chicago teacher, and the challenges aren’t letting up. Now what?
I can’t practice enough self-care to replace the structural changes needed to make our profession more sustainable.
January 17, 2019
Denver district, teachers union make some progress as contract deadline looms, but still far apart
The two sides expect to resume bargaining at 10 a.m. Friday.
Updated January 18, 2019
Liveblog: Follow Denver’s teacher pay negotiations here
Denver Public Schools administrators and Denver Classroom Teachers Association, the teachers union, are scheduled to meet all day Thursday and Friday, if necessary, to try…
strike vote looming
Updated January 16, 2019
Denver district, board members frame teacher contract negotiations as debate over values
There are two days of negotiations scheduled before a potential strike vote on Saturday.
January 16, 2019
Why I won’t strike: Denver teachers in high-poverty schools, like me, deserve real bonuses
What else will bring teachers into the places where we need them the most? A sense of vocation and moral purpose, for sure, but that ignores reality.
Updated January 15, 2019
‘The reckoning has come’: Denver teachers union takes a hard line in negotiations
The two sides spent more time apart than at the negotiating table Tuesday.
January 15, 2019
Wanted: Furloughed federal workers who can step into the classroom
The government shutdown presents an opportunity for school districts needing professionals who can step into a classroom at a moment’s notice.
How I Teach
January 14, 2019
This Indianapolis librarian isn’t afraid to get rid of classic books
"A school library is not a historical archive. You don’t have to keep books that kids are not reading unless there’s a compelling reason. I need to have kids reading!"
January 9, 2019
Indiana House teacher pay plan clears first hurdle, but critics say the bill doesn’t go far enough
House Republicans countered that the bill — which passed 9-3 along party lines — was a “first step” toward getting teachers raises.
January 7, 2019
Indiana Republicans suggest schools cut costs to raise teacher pay
Lawmakers have indicated that it’s going to be a tough year to increase spending on education.
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