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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 13

25 Sep 2015 6:30 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

1. Chatsworth, CA.  Alaska District Expands Teacher Evaluator Use After Pilot Program, T.H.E. Journal
Teacher Evaluator from Rediker Software, an online teacher evaluation application designed specifically for the iPad, is intended to help school ...
https://thejournal.com/articles/2015/09/24/alaska-district-expands-teacher-evaluator-use-after-pilot-program.aspx


2. Orlando, FL.  Lake teachers ratify contract calling for pay bump, Orlando Sentinel
Teachers and staff working high-poverty schools are set to receive a $1,000-$3,000 bonus, depending on the teacher's evaluation score, in hopes of ...
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-lk-teachers-ratify-contract-20150924-story.html


3. Prospect Heights, IL.  Negotiations to Continue Despite 'Best and Final' Offer in Prospect Heights Teachers Strike, NBC Chicago
The Board of Education made a "best and final" offer Wednesday in hopes of getting hundreds striking teachers in Prospect Heights District 23 back to ...
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Board-Gives-Prospect-Heights-Teachers-Best-and-Final-Offer-328818231.html


4. Wyalusing, PA.  Wyalusing school district gains ground on contract negotiations, Towanda Daily Review
The Wyalusing Area School District and the Wyalusing Area Education Association have reached an agreement on salary increases for teachers, ...
http://thedailyreview.com/news/wyalusing-school-district-gains-ground-on-contract-negotiations-1.1947376


5. Kelso, WA.  Hearing Set For Friday As Kelso Teachers Continue Strike, OPB News
At a hearing Wednesday, a Cowlitz County judge did not find Kelso teachers in violation of an earlier court order. Teachers in the Southwest ...
http://www.opb.org/news/article/kelso-teachers-not-found-in-contempt-of-court-order/


6. Toronto, ON.  Kathleen Wynne wants elementary teachers to accept deal framework, CBC
Elementary teachers escalated their work-to-rule campaign Monday and ... expired in August 2014 and no new negotiations have been scheduled.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kathleen-wynne-ontario-elementary-school-teachers-1.3237352


7. Montreal, QC.  Quebec teachers continue to vote in favour of a strike, CBC
On Tuesday night, 89 per cent of teachers at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board voted in favour of a rotating strike mandate in the wake of stalled ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-teachers-vote-strike-1.3240084


8. Bradenton, FL.  Killing a Tenure-Like System, Inside Higher Ed
State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/09/24/state-college-florida-eliminates-continuous-contracts-puts-all-faculty-members-one?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=ed1bf11b0b-DNU20150924&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-ed1bf11b0b-197405925


9. Ottawa, ON.  Ottawa high school teachers reach local labour agreement, Ottawa Metro
High school teachers in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board have finally reached a tentative a labour agreement with both the provincial government and local board.
http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2015/09/22/high-school-teachers-union-reaches-local-agreement.html


10. Montreal, QC.  Montreal teachers' pressure tactics are taking a toll, MSN News
Teachers at French public schools in Montreal and Laval have already announced a one-day strike on Sept. 30. Teachers at the English Montreal School Board are voting on strike action on Thursday ...
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/montreal-teachers-pressure-tactics-are-taking-a-toll/ar-AAeDMAn


11. Montreal, QC.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers say yes to strike mandate, CBC news
Teachers at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board on Montreal's North Shore have voted overwhelmingly to give their union a strike mandate over stalled contract negotiations with the Quebec government.
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/sir-wilfrid-laurier-school-board-013259200.html


12. Seattle, WA.  It's Over: Seattle Teachers Vote To End Strike, Accept New Deal With District, KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
The new contract also nixes the Seattle Student Growth Rating, a move the union says de-couples standardized test scores from teachers' evaluation ...
http://www.kplu.org/post/it-s-over-seattle-teachers-vote-end-strike-accept-new-deal-district


13. Richmond, CA.  West Contra Costa school district, teachers to continue salarynegotiations, Richmond Confidential
Last fall, before salary negotiations started, more than 500 teachers attended a rally at a school board meeting where they demanded a 30 percent ...
http://richmondconfidential.org/2015/09/19/20150917_schoolboard916_zaveri/


14. Santa Fe, NM New Mexico to defend teacher evaluation system in court as unions seek injunction to stop it, The Republic
Lawyers for the New Mexico Public Education Department are set to defend a teacher evaluation system facing a ...
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/0fae10dee547442bbbb88bf1883c0bdd/NM--Teacher-Evaluations-Lawsuit


15. Sunbury, PA.  Court orders Shamokin teachers back to class on Thursday, Sunbury Daily Item
Shamokin Area's 193 teachers have been on strike since Sept. 8, the scheduled first day of school. The collective bargaining agreement between the ...
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/court-orders-shamokin-teachers-back-to-class-on-thursday/article_e7da5cb8-5e38-11e5-9621-033efbfe7a3a.html


16. Toronto, ON.  Ont. elementary teachers to launch Phase 3 of work-to-rule, CTV News
In the event of the job action, teachers and occasional teachers will: ... (OPSBA) about the importance of "fair and reasonable collective bargaining" ...
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ont-elementary-teachers-to-launch-phase-3-of-work-to-rule-1.2569818


17. Kelso, WA.  Judge rules Kelso teacher strike illegal, Longview Daily News
Mediated negotiations resumed Friday morning. Kelso teachers have not been onstrike since 1972 and are asking for higher pay to compensate for ...
http://tdn.com/news/local/judge-rules-kelso-teacher-strike-illegal/article_7337f26c-ce9d-584c-b8c4-591848315079.html


18. Anoka, MN.  A-H School District, teachers reach tentative agreement, ABC News
Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota and the Anoka-Hennepin School District reached a tentative agreement in contract negotiations Sept. 4. This is the second time in more than ...
http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/09/22/a-h-school-district-teachers-reach-tentative-agreement-2/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletter


19. Seattle, WA.  Seattle teachers' approach in contract fight drew on broad, community-based issues, OregonLive
We want to use the collective bargaining process to improve and protect ... The strategy in Seattle echoes what teachers in Chicago and St. Paul, ...
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/09/seattle_teachers_approach_in_c.html



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