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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 18

31 Oct 2014 6:59 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. El Paso, TX.  Special Report: Are bad teachers protected and are teacher evaluations fair?, KVIA El Paso
A majority of Texas public schools hire new teachers on one-year-term contracts. At the end of each year, theteacher is up for evaluation. "Every year ...
http://www.kvia.com/news/special-report-are-bad-teachers-protected-and-are-teacher-evaluations-fair/29448208


2. Boston, MA.  Boston University Part-Time Faculty May Unionize, Boston Globe
The National Labor Relations Board is set to schedule at date for the 800 part-time faculty members at Boston University to vote to unionize. These professors are planning to unionize so they gain more bargaining power to negotiate pay, benefits, working hours etc. with the university’s administration.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/29/part-time-faculty-boston-university-file-paperwork-schedule-unionization-vote/La5WYjIU1elqb9majVGG2M/story.html


3. United States.  Let's Talk About Teacher Retention, Not Tenure, Huffington Post
Recently TFA made the argument that their two-year teachers stay in a ... In other words, the teacherpopulation looks less and less like the student ... and quantity of the teaching workforce will require improvements in the quality of ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-greene/lets-talk-about-teacher-r_b_6079712.html


4. Jefferson City, MO.  Missouri to Vote on Teacher Evaluation Changes, Wayne County Journal Banner
Missouri could be the first state to enshrine the role of student performance data in teacher evaluations in its state ...
http://www.waynecojournalbanner.com/news/article_55dd4ccc-5f82-11e4-a877-001a4bcf6878.html


5. Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Broward Schools Want Changes To Evaluations And High School Schedules, StateImpact Florida
Broward schools superintendent Robert Runcie, American Federation of Teacherspresident Randi Weingarten, left, and Broward Teachers Union ...
http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/10/30/broward-schools-want-changes-to-evaluations-and-high-school-schedules/


6. Chelsea, MI.  Labor negotiations enter new phase as Chelsea teacherscontinue to work without contract, Heritage Newspapers
... terms of an expired 2-year contract, which expired on June 30th, will apply until the two parties can reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
http://www.heritage.com/articles/2014/10/29/chelsea_standard/news/doc54513d4da68b1888373185.txt


7. Denver, CO.  Colorado initiative seeks to open teacher union negotiations, Watchdog.org
A Denver-based think tank is asking voters to pry open teachers union ... between the union and the district undefined the collective bargaining agreement ...
http://watchdog.org/179768/colorado-initiative-seeks-open-teacher-union-negotiations/


8. Waukegan, IL. State Intervenes In Waukegan Teachers Strike, CBS Local
There was a new face at the table in the Waukegan District 60 teachersstrike, and the school board's chief negotiator says state education ...
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/29/state-officials-appearance-during-waukegan-teachers-strike-seems-to-stabilize-negotiations/


9. Waukegan, IL.  Waukegan teachers' strike enters fourth week, My Fox Chicago
Students will continue to be out of class in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan as ateachers' strike continues. The strike has now entered its fourth week ...
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/27057506/waukegan-teachers-strike-enters-fourth-week


10. Egg Harbor Township, NJ.  Egg Harbor Township teacher, staff contract approved, Shore News Today
After more than two years of negotiating, the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education ...
http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/index.php/egg-harbor-twp/eht-general-news/58598-egg-harbor-township-teacher-staff-contract-approved-.html


11. Conyers, GA.  Rockdale schools contemplate waiver for teacher merit pay system, Rockdale Citizen
However, due to the Department of Education's waiver, obviously, there are some flaws in the system with regard to teacher evaluation and leader ...
http://www.rockdalecitizen.com/news/2014/oct/28/rockdale-schools-contemplate-waiver-for-teacher/


12. New York, NY.  UFT asks court to toss lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, Chalkbeat New York
The city teachers union has taken another step to thwart a high-profile ... The state recently rolled out ateacher evaluation system that takes student ...
http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2014/10/28/uft-asks-court-to-toss-lawsuit-challenging-teacher-tenure/#.VFF-6_nF-So


13. Newark, NJ.  Newark Teachers Union Takes Its Grievances to State Assembly Committee, NJ Spotlight
With the landmark teachers contract in Newark in its third and final year, ... she has failed to comply with state law pertaining to teacher evaluations.
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/10/28/newark-teachers-take-their-grievances-to-state-assembly/


14. Boston, MA.  What Happens When A School Pays Teachers $125000 A Year, Here And Now
“A lot of research has shown that teacher quality is the most important part in how much students learn,” said Ferguson.”The complete package at the ...
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/10/27/teacher-salary-study


15. Waukegan, IL.  Progress reported, but Waukegan teachers strike continues through Monday, Lake County News Sun
Those holding out hope the Waukegan teachers strike would be settled in time for a full week of school starting Monday are out of luck. A seven-hour ...
http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/24/progress-reported-waukegan-teachers-strike-continues-monday/


16. Skokie, IL.  New District 68 three-year teachers' contract detailed, Skokie Review
Teachers began the 2014-15 school year without a new contract, which has been familiar ground at the district. During the four contracts negotiated ...
http://skokie.suntimes.com/2014/10/24/new-district-68-three-year-teachers-contract-detailed/


17. Monroe, FL.  School District, union negotiations over contract congenial compared to last go-around, KeysNet
The Monroe County School District and the United Teachers of Monroe appear to be close to a new contract-- a stark contrast to talks last time around, ...
http://www.keysnet.com/2014/10/25/499403_school-district-union-negotiations.html?sp=/99/106/&rh=1


18. Kansas City, MO.  Voter Guide To Missouri Amendment 3 On Teacher Tenure, KCUR
Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3 would require that teachers' continued employment and pay be based on student performance evaluations and ...
http://kcur.org/post/voter-guide-missouri-amendment-3-teacher-tenure


19. Anderson, IN.  Teacher contract key in school board election, The Herald Bulletin
The state requires annual teacher evaluations at priority schools. If a change doesn't occur, they said, the schools would not be able to emerge from ...
http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/local_news/teacher-contract-key-in-school-board-election/article_e05fd2ef-3525-512f-802d-262925d25eb6.html


20. New York, NY.  The Big Problem With Time's Teacher-Bashing Cover Story, FAIR (blog)
The Time piece, by Haley Sweetland Edwards, waits until the very end to tell readers that the teacher evaluation scheme central to argument is ...
http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/10/24/the-big-problem-with-times-teacher-bashing-cover-story/




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