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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 4

24 Jul 2015 5:07 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Toronto, ON.  "High-level" meeting between Liberals, teachers unions did not touch on monetary issues, The Toronto Sun
Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Education Minister Liz Sandals held an early morning meeting Friday with teacher unions and representatives of the province’s school boards in a bid to end the impasse in negotiations with the unions. Sandals said afterwards she was optimistic a deal could be made ...

2. Trenton, NJ.  Federal government gives New Jersey permission to keep using teacher-evaluation system, North Jersey
The federal government has given New Jersey its blessing to keep using its new teacher-evaluation system. The U.S. Department of ...

3. Tampa Bay, FL.  Florida Board of Education sets new rules for many teacher evaluations, Tampa Bay Times
Through 2014-15, Florida school district had the ability to set teacher evaluation ratings the student performance results they received.

4. Toronto, ON.  Wynne to meet with Ontario school board, teachers’ union, Metro News
Premier Kathleen Wynne has called leaders of Ontario’s school boards and teachers’ unions to a private meeting Friday morning to stress both sides’ duty to reach a deal that would avert the labour chaos threatening 2 million students this fall. A government source said the premier plans to remind all parties ...

5. Grand Forks, ND.  GFPS, teachers reach tentative deal on 'largest increase to a contract in district history', Grand Forks Herald
Negotiating teachers have frequently said starting salaries have to be $40,000 or higher to retain and attract qualified teachers. They've also said ...

6. Mississauga, ON.  Peel board policy change could save some extracurriculars, Mississauga
The union's legal strike action has high school teachers at the Peel District School Board joining others across the province in refusing to supervise ...

7. Jackson, MI. Teachers terminated based on ineffective evaluation ratings are appealing charges, MLive
Two Jackson Public Schools teachers are appealing tenure charges calling for the termination of their employment due to ineffective evaluation ...

8. Oakland, CA.  Issue of collective bargaining threatens evaluation reform, EdSource
Democratic leaders' efforts to rewrite the state's teacher evaluation law have stalled over the same disagreement that upended the last big push in the ...

9. London, ON.
 Cash-strapped provincial government pleads poor to unions, London Free Press
Forget that school trip to the farm or the orchard this fall. Not likely to happen. Get ready, instead, for the mother of all daycare crunches if things don’t work out between Ontario’s nearly 200,000 teachers and the cash-strapped Liberal government. And at this rate — no one is negotiating, and the teachers’ unions are gearing up for ...

10. Dickson, ND.
 Problem statements finalized, solutions developed in Dickinson teacher negotiations, The Dickinson Press
Representatives from the Dickinson Education Association and Dickinson Public School teacher negotiation teams met Tuesday afternoon for the ...

11. St. Catharines, ON.
 OSSTF to set Aug. 10 strike deadline, The Brock News
The University has been advised that OSSTF District 35, which represents support staff at Brock, will set a strike deadline of Monday Aug. 10. The parties have been bargaining for a new agreement since March, and the University remains committed ...

12. La Quinta, CA.
 DSUSD wakes 'sleeping giant' over contract negotiations, The Desert Sun
“Strike For Kids,” was the phrase more than 100 teachers and members of the public chanted and held up on protest signs at The Desert Sands ...

13. St. Louis, MO.
 Rift between Lindbergh NEA, district could end up in court, Call Newspapers
Several teachers, speaking on behalf of the Lindbergh National Education Association, or LNEA, asked district officials to reopen negotiations at the ...

14. Tallahassee, FL.
 State Board Ready To Set New Goals For Teacher Evaluations, WGCU News
Last year nearly every Florida teacher was meeting goals according to statewideteacher evaluation that includes student test scores. And two of every ...

15. Washington, DC.
 Students Matter backs teacher eval suit against 13 California districts, Education Dive
Despite the rise in student performance-based teacher evaluations, the lawsuit actually names a 44-year-old law to support the demand for including ...

16. Denver, CO.
 Legislative power key issue in arguments over teacher evaluation law, Chalkbeat Tennessee
One part of the evaluation law, known as Senate Bill 10-191, requires mutual consent of a teacher and principal for assignment of a teacher to a ...

17. Malta, IL.
 Adjuncts Unionize at Kishwaukee College, Insider Higher Ed
The Illinois Labor Relations Board on Friday certified union pledge cards filed by a majority of Kishwaukee College adjunct faculty ...

18. Ottawa, ON.
 Ottawa high school teachers take legal strike position, CBC
Teachers at Ottawa's English public high schools officially took a legal strike position this morning as they and their Ontario counterparts pull out of ...

19. Westminster, MD.
 Carroll teachers skeptical about upcoming contract negotiations, Carroll County Times
As the Carroll County Board of Education prepares for upcoming contract negotiations with the county teachers union this fall, both organizations say ...

20. St. Petersburg, FL.
 Florida Board of Education prepares to set teacher evaluation standards, Tampa bay (blog)
Since adopting the much challenged value-added model for rating teacher performance, Florida has allowed local school districts to assign evaluation ...

21. Grand Forks, ND.
 Contentious teacher contract negotiations are missing a negotiator, Grand Forks Herald
Teacher contract talks continue for the Grand Forks school district, but one member of the School Board's negotiating team often misses the meetings.

22. Victoria, BC.
 BCTF seeks Supreme Court appeal in bitter dispute with province, The Vancouver Sun
British Columbia teachers have filed leave to appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada in an ongoing battle with the province over bargaining rights. The B.C. Teachers Federation is asking the top court to reconsider a B.C. Court of Appeal decision that ruled in the government’s favour in ...

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