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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 6, Issue 38

03 Apr 2015 11:27 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Chico, CA.  Teacher contract no done deal, Chico News & Review
The contract negotiations are about more than money, Asnault said, and include things like the teachers' lack of say about the district-ordered ...
http://www.newsreview.com/chico/teacher-contract-no-done-deal/content?oid=16643570


2. Los Angeles, CA.  Control of LA school funds at risk in dispute over teacher evaluations, Los Angeles Times
The dispute centers on the overall rating of a teacher. ... It is proposing, in contract negotiations, to rate teachers as effective, developing or ineffective.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-teacher-evaluations-20150401-story.html


3. Portland, OR.  Kitzhaber Wanted to Strip Teachers of Ability to Strike, Willamette Week
The threat of a strike looms over teacher contract negotiations all across Oregon . In 2014, the Portland Association of Teachers voted to strike, a threat ...
http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-33019-kitzhaber_wanted_to_strip_teachers_of_ability_to_strike.html


4. Glens Falls, NY.  New teacher evaluation deal scrutinized, panned by critics, Glens Falls Post-Star (blog)
Individual school districts will have to negotiate with their teachers' unions on the changes and submit their plans by Nov. 15, or they will not receive ...
http://poststar.com/blogs/a_time_to_learn/new-teacher-evaluation-deal-scrutinized-panned-by-critics/article_58661c10-d8ab-11e4-8d58-c734ce847382.html


5. Albany, NY.  Don't require teacher evaluations for high-performing school districts, says regents chancellor, Syracuse
The state's top education official wants to exempt high-performing districts from the new teacher- and principal-evaluation system that state ...
http://www.syracuse.com/schools/index.ssf/2015/04/dont_require_teacher_evaluations_for_high-performing_school_districts_says.html


6. Columbia, MO.  Video to Columbia Public Schools employees lays out district's position in collective bargaining, Columbia Daily Tribune
... Deputy Superintendent Dana Clippard said the next step in the collective bargaining process is in the hands of the teachers union bargaining team.
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/education/video-to-columbia-public-schools-employees-lays-out-district-s/article_f4c88fb1-3ca3-521f-85e6-f1cb5eac0f30.html?comments=focus


7. Atlanta, GA.  11 Guilty in Atlanta School Cheating Case, Governing
After more than eight days of deliberation in a case that rattled the region and garnered unwanted national attention, a jury found 11 of 12 former Atlanta Public Schools teachers, principals and administrators guilty of conspiring to change student answers ...
http://www.governing.com/topics/education/11-found-guilty-in-atlanta-school-cheating-case.html


8. Washington, DC.  Obama Rejects Republican Bid to Overturn New Union Rules, New York Times
An effort by Congressional Republicans to overturn newly established labor regulations was thwarted Tuesday by President Obama. New rules enacted by the NLRB ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/01/us/obama-rejects-republican-effort-to-tighten-union-rules.html?_r=1


9. Columbia, MO.  Columbia teachers' union wants teacher contract negotiations to continue, ABC17News
The Columbia Missouri National Education Association, or teachers' union, met Tuesday night to present a counter proposal to the Columbia school ...
http://www.abc17news.com/news/columbia-teachers-union-wants-teacher-contract-negotiations-to-continue/32120136


10. Los Angeles, CA.  LA Unified files for NCLB waiver without teacher evaluation deal, LA School Report
LA Unified met today's deadline and filed an application for a No Child Left Behind waiver without one of the key requirements of the U.S. Department ...
http://laschoolreport.com/la-unified-files-for-nclb-waiver-without-teacher-evaluation-deal/


11. Omaha, NE.  Nebraska sends in waiver application; whether state can get out of No Child Left Behind is now up ..., Omaha World-Herald
The objectives, worked out between teachers and principals, could be ... in teacher evaluations, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.
http://www.omaha.com/news/education/nebraska-sends-in-waiver-application-whether-state-can-get-out/article_872796a4-44b4-591e-adc2-cae35d2f5f93.html


12. Kenilworth, NJ.  Christie and Teachers Spar Over Benefits, Wall Street Journal
Mr. Christie criticized the union representing New Jersey teachers, saying ... ridiculous,” and that the benefits were the result of collective bargaining.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/christie-and-teachers-spar-over-benefits-1427849175


13. Albany, NY.  Details begin to emerge on new teacher evaluation system, Capital New York
The final plan for a new statewide teacher evaluation system will require observations by an “independent” evaluator, a Cuomo ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/03/8565167/details-begin-emerge-new-teacher-evaluation-system


14. Albany, NY.  Budget agreement will change tenure rules, task state with eval overhaul, Chalkbeat New York
Andrew Cuomo — including an overhaul of teacher evaluations — after or outside of the budget process. Other proposals, such as increasing the ...
http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2015/03/29/budget-agreement-will-change-tenure-rules-task-state-with-eval-overhaul/#.VRnomfnF-So


15. Lucia Mar, CA.  Lucia Mar teachers eye strike as final negotiations near, The San Luis Obispo Tribune
A neutral third party is expected to give the Lucia Mar Unified School District and itsteachers union a report sometime in the next week on how they ...
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/03/28/3561133_lucia-mar-teachers-union-strike.html?rh=1


16. Oskaloosa, IA.  Teachers And District Begin Negotiations On Contract, Oskaloosa news
As the battle in the Iowa State House rumbles on over school funding, negotiations between the Oskaloosa Teachers Union and ...
http://oskynews.org/?p=70169


17. West Lafayette, IN.  Some Indiana teacher unions see drop in membership after law limiting bargaining agreements, Daily Journal
Some Indiana teacher unions see drop in membership after law limiting ... of collective bargaining agreements to wages and wage-related benefits.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/7a79c8d7f3644a758302ca1292093855/IN--Teachers-Unions/


18. Albany, NY.  Lawmakers: Two options for teacher evaluations still on table, Capital New York
Legislative leaders said on Friday the two options that have been discussed for dealing with teacher evaluations in the budget—appointing ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/03/8564983/lawmakers-two-options-teacher-evaluations-still-table


19. Strongsville, OH.  Strongsville teachers to receive 1-percent raise under 1-year contract, cleveland
The agreement takes effect Aug. 1 and runs through July 31, 2016. The deal includes updates to teacher evaluation and helps streamline payroll.
http://www.cleveland.com/strongsville/index.ssf/2015/03/strongsville_schools_reach_1-y.html


20. Denver, CO.  Performance-pay negotiations in Denver catch on changes for high-needs schools, Chalkbeat Indiana
Several months into negotiations over changes to ProComp, Denver's 10-year-old taxpayer-funded incentive pay plan for teachers, the city's school ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/03/27/performance-pay-negotiations-in-denver-catch-on-changes-for-high-needs-schools/#.VRiatPnF-So


21. Oklahoma City, OK.  Proposed Bill Blocking Teachers From Deducting Union Dues Passes House and Senate, news9 KWTV
28, R, said the state should not allow groups to do collective bargaining with ... She is the VP of the Edmond Association of Classroom Teachers and is ...
http://www.news9.com/story/28635458/proposed-bill-blocking-teachers-from-deducting-union-dues-passes-house-and-senate


22. Los Angeles, CA.  Divisions remain after UTLA, LAUSD meeting with state mediator, LA School Report
A mediator from the state’s labor board met for the first time yesterday with negotiators from LA Unified and the teachers union, UTLA, to move contract negotiations forward. But the result was a gulf between the sides that remains wide as ever.
http://laschoolreport.com/divisions-remain-after-utla-lausd-meeting-with-state-mediator/




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