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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 6

07 Aug 2015 7:14 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Forestville, NY.  Forestville board hears teacher evaluation changes, Evening Observer
Forestville board hears teacher evaluation changes ... way for the Annual Professional Performance Review used to grade teachers in New York state.
http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/616273/Forestville-board-hears-teacher-evaluation-changes.html?nav=5047


2. Golden, CO.  Jefferson County school district, union reach tentative agreement, Chalkbeat Colorado
Previously, teacher pay was linked to years of service. ... like staffing and resources, codifies the district's teacher evaluation process, and streamlines ...
http://co.chalkbeat.org/2015/08/06/jefferson-county-school-district-union-reach-tentative-agreement/#.VcUzCPlViko


3. Rockford, IL.  Rockford schools, teachers union have tentative new contract, Rockford Register Star
Rockford schools, teachers union have tentative new contract ... from class sizes, technology, teacher evaluation, insurance and compensation.
http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150806/NEWS/150809649


4. Sault Ste. Marie, ON.  Back-to-school is coming. But what about the teachers?, SooToday
The 2015-2016 school year is approaching and issues remain between the Ontario government and the province's teachers as the days wind down before the first day of classes September 8. Teachers with Ontario's public, Catholic and French school boards have been without a contract since August 31, 2014.
http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=96032


5. Brockville, ON.  Support staff also signalling a strike, Brockville Recorder
If school support staff decide to strike, it will have a much bigger impact on area students than a teachers’ strike, the local union representing Ontario members says.
 “Education is more than teachers,” said Sue Hanson, president of CUPE Local 5678. “Education is having your I.T. person in the school. You have your custodians and maintenance staff keeping the buildings safe and clean. You have your educational assistants. You have the office staff who basically run the school. People don’t realize the impact ...
http://www.recorder.ca/2015/08/06/support-staff-also-signalling-a-strike


6. Los Angeles, CA.  UTLA announces new contracts for teachers at 4 charter schools, LA School Report
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has announced that it negotiated new contracts for teachers at four LA Unified charter schools ... Two of the contracts include raises for teachers ... UTLA represents more than 1,000 educators ...
http://laschoolreport.com/utla-announces-new-contracts-for-teachers-at-4-charter-schools/


7. Dickinson, ND.  DPS, DEA teacher salary negotiations continue, Dickinson Press
During the last meeting on July 21, DPS negotiators expressed concern about teachers accumulating lengthy periods of time and using it ...
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/education/3812135-dps-dea-teacher-salary-negotiations-continue


8. New Mexico.  In New Mexico, Test Scores Only Matter for Some Teachers Now, Governing
Skandera also said those new to the teaching profession or the state will not be subject to same evaluation standards as teachers who have three ...
http://www.governing.com/topics/education/tns-new-mexico-teacher-evaluations.html


9. Sebring, FL.  Teachers declare impasse on salary negotiations, Highlands Today
Teacher negotiators declared an impasse on salary negotiations with the School Board of Highlands County, which offered no pay ...
http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/teachers-declare-impasse-on-salary-negotiations-20150804/


10. Los Angeles, CA.  LAUSD headed for future showdown with UTLA over health benefits, LA School Report
When LA Unified and its teachers union agreed to new three-year deals on a contract and health benefits this spring, one strike was averted. But another may be on the horizon.
http://laschoolreport.com/lausd-headed-for-future-showdown-with-utla-over-health-benefits/


11. Windsor, ON.  No new teacher contract talks scheduled, Windsor Star (blog)
Officials with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario confirmed Tuesday there are no negotiations going on and no new talks set despite a ...
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/no-new-teacher-contract-talks-scheduled


12. Chicago, IL.  New Chicago schools chief calls for teacher concessions, Chicago Tribune
That idea, broached by the city earlier in contract negotiations over a new teachers contract, was again shot down by a Chicago Teachers Union ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-claypool-chicago-schools-interview-met-20150805-story.html


13. Santa Fe, NM.  Skandera drops student test scores in some teacher evaluations, Santa Fe New Mexican
Hanna Skandera, New Mexico's Cabinet secretary of public education, is dropping a small part of her controversial program for evaluating teachers.
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/skandera-drops-student-test-scores-in-some-teacher-evaluations/article_55f216f3-bf59-50cd-8345-79f87aae0263.html


14. St. Augustine, FL.  St. Johns County School District reduces amount of district-required testing by nearly 50 percent, St. Augustine Record
Eliminating some requirements for exams and reducing the percentage that student test scores count toward teacher evaluations, it also limited the ...
http://staugustine.com/news/school-news/2015-08-04/st-johns-county-school-district-reduces-amount-district-required-testing#.VcU6KflViko


15. Naples, FL.  No agreement yet on salary negotiations between teacher's union and district, Naples Daily News (blog)
Collier County school district negotiators rejected a proposal Monday from the localteacher's union that would have bumped the salaries of the ...
http://makingthegrade.blogs.naplesnews.com/2015/08/03/no-agreement-yet-on-salary-negotiations-between-teachers-union-and-district/


16. Whittier, CA.  Whittier Adjuncts Tout Gains in First Union Contract, Inside Higher Ed
Adjuncts at Whittier College gained some significant improvements to their working conditions in their first union contract, they announced late last week. They’ll see an increase in pay from $1,150 per credit hour to $1,550 by fall 2016, plus a $300 course cancellation fee ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/08/03/whittier-adjuncts-tout-gains-first-union-contract


17. Land O'Lakes, FL.  Pasco School District, teachers union face mediation to try to avert strike, Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Jackie Covington, right, fifth-grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School, and Marty Froelich, history teacher at Chiawana High School, work on ...
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2015/08/01/3676535/pasco-school-district-teachers.html


18. Tallahassee, FL.  Best and Brightest bonus not the best idea, educators say, Tallahassee
Teachers must also be rated as “highly effective” – there are 1,783 teachers in Leon County with this rating – in their final annual evaluations to be ...
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2015/08/01/best-brightest-bonus-best-idea-educators-say/31007693/


19. Driggs, ID.  District, Teachers sign master contract, Teton Valley News
The contract outlines when and how negotiations will take place, teacher conduct in the classroom—including presenting both sides of controversial ...
http://www.tetonvalleynews.net/news/district-teachers-sign-master-contract/article_10b7e00e-362c-11e5-98fa-27089a4df998.html




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