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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 2

10 Jul 2015 6:01 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Toronto, ON.  Ontario Catholic teachers move closer to strike after latest talks fail, Huffington Post
Ontario's English Catholic Teachers are requesting a "no board" report that would move the teachers closer to a strike.
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association, which represents 50,000 teachers, says it is taking the action after talks involving a conciliator failed to lead to an agreement with the provincial government and trustees.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/09/ontario-catholic-teachers_n_7764274.html


2. Grand Forks, ND.  School board, teachers hit standstill over contract, Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota has no time limit for teacher negotiations, but the board negotiation team cannot declare an impasse on their own, Superintendent Larry ...
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/3782343-school-board-teachers-hit-standstill-over-contract


3. Scituate, MA.  Scituate Public Schools increases teacher salaries, Wicked Local Scituate
Scituate teachers will receive a salary increase over the next three years as the result of collective bargaining negotiations between the Scituate ...
http://scituate.wickedlocal.com/article/20150709/NEWS/150707166


4. Norman, OK.  OK condensing schedules to attract teachers, KGOU
For a lot of schools in Oklahoma, juggling flat budgets with increasing costs means a bumpy road ahead for district superintendents. And getting teachers to work for the meager starting salary is also a struggle. So how do they make it work? Some districts in Oklahoma pay teachers in time -- four days a week, instead of five.
http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-schools-condensing-schedule-save-money-attract-teachers


5. Washington, DC.  Lawmakers Move to Limit Government’s Role in Education, NY Times
Congress on Wednesday moved to substantially scale back the federal government’s role in education, particularly the use of high-stakes standardized testing to punish schools, in the first significant proposed revisions since ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/09/us/lawmakers-move-to-limit-governments-role-in-education.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150708&nlid=15788750&tntemail0=y&_r=0


6. Florida.  Florida court rules in favor of test-based teacher evaluation, Education Dive
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court upheld Florida's teacher evaluation law, which ties teachers' scores to student performance data. The case ...
http://www.educationdive.com/news/florida-court-rules-in-favor-of-test-based-teacher-evaluation/401971/


7. Sarasota, FL.  Teacher bonuses tied to tests — their own college entrance exams, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
They would also have to be rated as “highly effective” under the state's new teacher evaluation guidelines. The scholarships — which are not intended ...
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150708/ARTICLE/150709665


8. Toronto, ON.  Empty bargaining table threatens coming school year, The Toronto Star
There are still no dates set for labour talks between the Ontario government and two teachers’ unions, an absence of dialogue that school boards say threatens the upcoming academic year. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and the province have all confirmed ...
http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/07/06/empty-bargaining-table-threatens-coming-school-year.html


9. Mountain View, CA.  Teachers get raises, with no raised voices, Mountain View Voice
Last year's bitter standoff between administrators and the teachers union over salaries didn't materialize during negotiations this year, marking a ...
http://mv-voice.com/news/2015/07/07/teachers-get-raises-with-no-raised-voices


10. Windsor, ON.  Mass teacher strikes loom, but it's largely silence in negotiations, Windsor Star (blog)
For the first time all four of Ontario's teachers' unions will be in a strike position come September, but that looming threat appears to have done little to ...
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/mass-teacher-strikes-loom-but-its-largely-silence-in-negotiations


11. Ann Arbor, MI.  See Ann Arbor schools, teachers union unfair labor practice charges, MLive
The Ann Arbor Public Schools' administration alleges the teachers union of ... The union contends the 2009 collective bargaining agreement has not ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/07/see_the_ann_arbor_schools_teac.html


12. Bethesda, MD.  Should Lawmakers Change Pension Plans to Help New Teachers?, Education Week (subscription) (blog)
To what extent have lawmakers altered teacher retirement systems in ... Teacher Project) and the National Council on Teacher Quality, argued that the ...
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2015/07/should_lawmakers_change_pension_plans_to_help_new_teachers.html


13. Princeton, NJ.  Princeton school board, teachers' union formalize contract, NJ
... a four-year contract for the district's teachers after heated negotiations. The school board and the teachers' union, Princeton Regional Education ...
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/07/princeton_school_board_teachers_union_formalize_co.html


14. Sault Ste. Marie, ON.  Teachers demand 'serious' talk, Standard Freeholder
The head of a major teachers' union says that unless the government and school board associations “get serious” about negotiating new contracts ...
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2015/07/07/teachers-demand-serious-talk


15. Dresden, OH.  School districts backing local control bill, Zanesville Times Recorder
HB 212 also would eliminate current evaluation programs for teachers and principals: the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System and the Ohio Principal ...
http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/local/2015/07/03/school-districts-backing-local-control-bill/29675899/


16. Halifax, NS.  What's at stake as teachers, province negotiate, The Chronicle Herald
That would certainly apply to the province's teachers. ... the number of teaching days, teacher certification and evaluation, removing administrators ...
http://thechronicleherald.ca/letters/1296973-what%E2%80%99s-at-stake-as-teachers-province-negotiate


17. Sebring, FL.  Belated teacher/support employee contract talks scheduled, Highlands Today
Contract negotiations with the teachers union and the school support employees ... Highlands County teachers union President Carla Rice said it is a ...
http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/belated-teachersupport-employee-contract-talks-scheduled-20150705/




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