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The Teachers' Strike in Kenya: The Consequences of Budgetary Priorities and Choices

Washington Osiro | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Kenyans continue to suffer the consequences of their choice (of leadership) as illustrated by the president's inept handling of the teacher's strike; itself a metaphor for Jubilee's first term in office -- in several areas.

Seattle Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement To End Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

The Seattle Education Association reached a tentative agreement with district bargainers early Tuesday morning to settle a strike that began last week...

Seattle Teachers Halt Protests To Honor 9/11 Anniversary

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle teachers striking over wages planned to put down their picket signs Friday and instead work on community service projects like...

Thousands Of LA Teachers Demand Higher Wages And Smaller Class Sizes

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of ...

Rebecca Klein

Tensions Flare In Illinois After School Board Member Tells Parents To 'Shut Up' | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Tensions surrounding a four-week teachers strike in an Illinois school district escalated this week, after a school board member told community member...

What The Hell Is Happening At General Theological Seminary?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion

Faculty members at the country’s oldest Episcopal seminary are facing off against the school’s President, blasting him for his allegedly bullying,...

Oregon Teachers Go On Strike

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 13,000 students were out of school Thursday —and likely will remain so through Monday— after teachers in souther...

Puerto Rico Teachers Go On Strike

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of teachers in Puerto Rico gathered on Tuesday with tambourines, cowbells and bullhorns outside public schools...

Greek Schools Shut Down

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police used pepper spray against suspended school guards Monday as high schools around the country shut down at the start...

Greek Teachers Move To Strike

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Unions representing high school teachers in Greece have voted to hold "long-term" strikes starting Sept. 16 against public sect...

Protesting Teachers Take Over Mexico City

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — This sprawling metropolis of honking cars and 22 million harried people has been brought to its knees, not by an earthquake or its...

Seattle-Area Teachers Consider Major Strike

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- With teacher strikes a possibility in Seattle and another district, Washington's teachers union says negotiations are continuing and agreem...

And Then God Said, 'Let There Be Statistics'

David Macaray | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education
David Macaray

Teachers aren't suggesting they not be held accountable. What they're saying is that we acknowledge the realities of the classroom, that we not gloss over the real problems, formidable as they may be, and pretend that the flaws in our education system are the fault of the teachers.

Teachers Strike Continues In Illinois Suburb As Long Bargaining Session Fails To Yield Agreement

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

The teachers strike in Evergreen Park continues, as Monday’s nine-hour negotiating session that adjourned at 12:30 a.m. failed to produce a deal, WL...

How They're Missing the Point in Chicago

Samuel Culbert | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Samuel Culbert

The principals' job isn't to subjectively punish teachers who don't follow a prescribed path; it's to support the teacher so they can do what they do best. If you let the teachers do what they do best, most of them will do just that.

Evergreen Park Teachers Strike Marches On, While Another Looms In Highland Park

Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

The school board and teachers union in Evergreen Park School District 124 met Wednesday night in an effort to negotiate an end to a strike that began ...

Teachers Wary Of New Evaluations In Aftermath Of Chicago Strike

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. NBC's third annual Education Nation summit kicked off Sunday with a foc...

Chris Kirkham

Chicago Teachers Strike Shows Teacher Accountability At Charters Differs From Union-Contract Schools | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

At the heart of the Chicago teachers strike, a historic rift that left 350,000 students in limbo for more than a week, was a question that school syst...

Budget, Mass Layoff Fears Loom After Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

* 350,000 public school students return to classes * Labor pact piles more debt on deficit-ridden district ...

Chicago Teachers Strike Suspended, Students Head Back To School Wednesday

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

The Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday to suspend the city's first teachers strike in 25 years, ending a now week-and-a-half-long protest that has k...

As Chicago Teachers Strike Continues, Experts Weigh In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The teacher strike in Chicago, now in its second week, has become a nat...

Chicago Teachers Meet Tuesday To Decide Whether To End Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

* Contract has compromises on teacher evaluations * Union fears mayor will close schools, layoff teachers * Judge will h...

Schools Aren't Factories

Michael Peppard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Michael Peppard

The current strike by Chicago's teachers has again brought to national attention the long-running debate about the role of standardized testing in the evaluation of the quality of teachers.

Is The Chicago Teachers Strike Hurting Obama?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Chicago teachers strike, which entered its fifth day on Friday, cou...

Emmeline Zhao

Chicago Teachers Strike Marches On After Near-Deal Fails | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education

The Chicago Teachers Union delegates decided Sunday night not to accept a deal for a new contract from Chicago Public Schools and made plans to resume...