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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 47

05 Jun 2015 3:19 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Albany, NY.  NY Supreme Court Rules Teacher Can Sue State, WSHU
Student performance on standardized tests could soon account for up to half of a teacher's evaluation in New York State. Teacher evaluations ...
http://wshu.org/post/ny-supreme-court-rules-teacher-can-sue-state


2. York, PA.  York City teachers approve contract, York Dispatch
York City teachers voted Thursday to accept a new collective-bargaining ... Schneider said the tone of negotiations — which started two years ago ...
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_28252905/york-city-teachers-approve-contract


3. Raleigh, NC.  NC attempt to end tenure ruled unconstitutional, The News & Observer
In a state where public schoolteachers have marched on the state Capitol and staged walk-ins to protest pay and policy reforms, the N.C. Court of Appeals issued a ruling that buoyed the spirits of the rallying educators and struck a blow to the Republican education agenda in North Carolina ...
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article22862436.html


4. Madison, WI.  Losing Hope in Wisconsin, Inside Higher Ed
Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/06/05/faculty-members-protest-tenure-shared-governance-changes-board-regents


5. Calgary, AB.  Alberta Teachers' Association pans school boards' call for return to local bargaining, Calgary Herald
With the current collective agreement with Alberta teachers entering its final year, school boards are pushing for a return to local bargaining.
http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/alberta-teachers-association-pans-school-boards-call-for-return-to-local-bargaining


6. Los Angeles, CA.  Teacher evaluation bill sails to Senate floor, SI&A Cabinet Report
A bill that would allow teacher unions to negotiate various aspects of their own job performance evaluations – including the role of student test scores– is expected to be considered on the Senate floor this week. SB 499, authored by ...
https://www.cabinetreport.com/politics-education/teacher-evaluation-bill-sails-to-senate-floor


7. Yatesville, PA.  Pittston Area teachers get new labor contract after 2 years of negotiations, Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
It took more than two years to reach a three-year deal, but Pittston Area teachers have a new contract that district lead negotiator ...
http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/153877627/


8. Ottawa, ON.  No conflict in having teachers' top negotiator as a boarder: Catholic board chairwoman, Ottawa Citizen
She said Pierce, who is leading negotiations for the Catholic teachers' union during the current round of negotiations, teaches at a nearby school and ...
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/no-conflict-in-having-teachers-top-negotiator-as-a-boarder-catholic-board-chairwoman


9. Loveland, CO.  School budget includes teacher raises, Loveland Reporter-Herald
Carlson and Rice both said they believe the negotiations process had been exhausted and it was time to move forward. And Kerrigan commented that ...
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_28247643/school-budget-includes-teacher-raises


10. Alameda, CA.  Alameda: Teachers, school district reach tentative contract, Contra Costa Times
Teachers and negotiators for the Alameda Unified School ... 18, 2014, school board meeting, and both sides began formal negotiations ...
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_28237504/alameda-teachers-school-district-reach-tentative-contract


11. San Diego, CA.  Few Districts Require Substitute Teachers To Have A Teaching License, National Center On ..., iSchoolGuide
The National Center on Teacher Quality released a study Tuesday that looks into the quality of substitute teachers across the country. The study ...
http://www.ischoolguide.com/articles/13451/20150602/districts-require-substitute-teachers-teaching-license-national-center-quality-study.htm


12. Toronto, ON.  Report cards will be bare bones, boards warn, The Toronto Star
School boards will scramble to get even bare-bones report cards home to students at the end of the month, and are considering hiring extra staff to input marks given the work-to-rule by Ontario’s public elementary teachers.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/06/02/report-cards-will-be-bare-bones-boards-warn.html


13. Chicago, IL.  NLRB Office: Saint Xavier Adjuncts May Count Union Votes, Inside Higher Ed
A local National Labor Relations Board office decided this weekthat adjuncts at Saint Xavier University may count their union election votes. The count was halted four years ago after ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/06/03/nlrb-office-saint-xavier-adjuncts-may-count-union-votes


14. Los Angeles, CA.  AALA members to vote on ratification of 10% ‘me too’ raise, LA School Report
LA Unified and the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) have reached a tentative agreement on a 10 percent salary increase over two years that would replace a June 2014 agreement that called for a 6.5 percent raise.
http://laschoolreport.com/aala-members-to-vote-on-ratification-of-10-me-too-raise/


15. Salina, KS.  Salina teacher contract negotiations begin, Salina
Salina's teachers and the Salina School District are starting to negotiate a contract for the 2015-16 school year, but they don't know how much state ...
http://www.salina.com/news/salina-teacher-contract-negotiations-begin/article_2613597b-26b6-504d-ab08-bac5a1b6bacd.html


16. Toronto, ON.  Sandals slams latest elementary teacher job action, Toronto Sun
Ontario's public elementary school teachers have commenced job actions that directly impact ... Class size is a major sticking point in the negotiations.
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/06/01/sandals-rips-latest-elementary-teacher-job-action


17. Belmont, CA.  Belmont teachers ready to accept raise: Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District ..., San Mateo Daily Journal
A joint statement between the district and teachers showed that both parties found the contract to be an amicable solution to negotiations. “Leadership ...
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2015-06-02/belmont-teachers-ready-to-accept-raise-belmont-redwood-shores-elementary-school-district-agrees-to-4-percent-pay-hike-plus-increased-medical-contributions/1776425144328.html


18. Grand Forks, ND.  Grand Forks School Board, teachers to discuss mediation options, Grand Forks Herald
Both negotiating teams agreed on Monday to add another meeting this month to "find out where we are, if we've got room to move," said Tom Young, ...
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/3758070-grand-forks-school-board-teachers-discuss-mediation-options


19. Toronto, ON.  Class size the lightning rod behind school labour turmoil, The Toronto Star
Class size in Ontario has become the lightning rod for the worst school labour turmoil in years — and fuelled fears of full strikes this fall for the province’s 2 million public school students.
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/06/01/class-size-the-lightning-rod-behind-school-labour-turmoil.html


20. Cedar Rapids, IO.  Teacher compensation increases smaller for 2015-16, The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Contract negotiations for Iowa teachers this year are taking longer and resulting in lower total package increases than usual, ...
http://thegazette.com/subject/news/education/k-12-education/teacher-compensation-increases-smaller-for-2015-16-20150531


21. Wisconsin.  Trying to Kill Tenure, Inside Higher Ed
Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin System are incensed at a legislative move to eliminate tenure from state statute.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/06/01/wisconsin-faculty-incensed-motion-eliminate-tenure-state-statute


22. Michigan.  Teacher evaluation bill's focus is local control, Detroit Free Press
A school would have to limit the number of consecutive years a student is assigned to a teacher deemed ineffective. Some of the rules dictating how ...
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/05/30/michigan-teacher-evaluation-legislation/28227655/


23. Ann Arbor, MI.  Ann Arbor teachers, administration at impasse on contract negotiations, MLive
By and large, the two parties have collaborated on curriculum, the teacher evaluationtool and new programs across the district such as A2 STEAM at ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/05/ann_arbor_teachers_administrat.html


24. Washington, MO.  Board Approves Pay Raises for Teachers, The Missourian
Also to be revisited next year during negotiations is the general philosophy regardingteacher salary schedule changes and an unused sick leave ...
http://www.emissourian.com/board-approves-pay-raises-for-teachers/article_2219f088-0636-11e5-a3df-f3d408d55bb2.html


25. Beaufort, SC.  Teacher salaries quick facts, Hilton Head Island Packet
A locality supplement that all staff members, including teachers, would ... argues that higher teacher pay is a key part of enhancing teacher quality, ...
http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/05/29/3768636/teacher-salaries-101.html


26. Sugar City, ID.  Sugar negotiations get heated: Union, board at loggerheads over salary schedule, Rexburg Standard Journal
The main topic of debate was teacher salaries. Board chair Kristen Galbraith presented to the Sugar-Salem Education Association a proposal that ...
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/sugar-negotiations-get-heated-union-board-at-loggerheads-over-salary/article_7c203408-0658-11e5-b5dd-5f2e3c1c1841.html#axzz3bjD5xjtK


27. Thompson, MB.  Tentative agreement will see teachers' salaries increase 9% over four years, Thompson Citizen
Thompson Teachers' Association (TTA) members will vote June 1 on a proposed four-year collective bargaining agreement that will see them receive ...
http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/thompson/tentative-agreement-will-see-teachers-salaries-increase-9-over-four-years-1.1952051


28. Woodland Park, NJ.  North Jersey teachers learn social media’s traps the hard way, North Jersey
As social media use grows, teachers are learning that what they post online can get them in trouble even if it is done on their own time and on their personal Web pages. Those concerns were highlighted last week when a Wayne teacher who poked fun at a student’s name on her Facebook page had her one-year job suspension upheld.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/north-jersey-teachers-learn-social-media-s-traps-the-hard-way-1.1336656




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