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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 21

20 Nov 2015 6:10 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Ardmore, PA.  Radnor Township School Board and teachers union approve labor pact, Main Line
The teachers, who had voted in the spring to strike if needed, also held rallies and handed out information to parents attending back-to-school nights.
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2015/11/19/main_line_suburban_life/news/doc564bf38e44eb6907478827.txt


2. Zionsville, IN.  Zionsville school board, teachers reach 2-year contract agreement, Current in Zionsville
The collective bargaining agreement reached between the teachers and administration the morning of Nov. 17, was unanimously approved by the ...
http://www.currentzionsville.com/2015/11/19/zionsville-school-board-teachers-reach-2-year-contract-agreement/


3. Buffalo, NY.  Buffalo School Board takes contract offer directly to teachers, The Buffalo News
After years of failed attempts to negotiate a new contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation, the School Board is now taking its latest offer directly to teachers. The move underscores ...
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo-public-schools/buffalo-school-board-takes-contract-offer-directly-to-teachers-20151119


4. Albuquerque, NM.  Feds OK state education reform, Albuquerque Journal
The state Public Education Department's plan was specifically praised for incorporating data from its teacher evaluation system, though the president ...
http://www.abqjournal.com/678424/news/feds-ok-state-education-reform.html


5. Howell, MI.  Teacher evaluation bill set, Livingston Daily
Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder passed legislation to update teacher evaluations, which will officially be adopted into schools during the next academic ...
http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/education/2015/11/18/teacher-evaluation-bill-set/75926238/


6. Montreal, QC.  Quebec rejects counter-offer from public sector unions, Montreal Gazette
Teachers and workers from Vanier College take part in a province-wide rotating strike Monday, October 26, 2015 in Montreal to protest against ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/public-sector-unions-to-table-counteroffer-to-quebec-government-wednesday


7. Chatsworth, CA.  Research: Teacher Evaluation Regs Still Need Rebooting, T.H.E. Journal
A non-partisan research and policy organization has found that while most states require the inclusion of student growth and achievement to be ...
https://thejournal.com/articles/2015/11/18/research-teacher-evaluation-regs-still-need-rebooting.aspx


8. Anchorage, AK.  New study says standardized pay for Alaska's teachers would be too expensive, Alaska Dispatch News
According to the pay schedule, Anchorage should pay it teachers 10 ... how well school districts' new teacher evaluation system works, the study said.
https://www.adn.com/article/20151116/new-study-says-standardized-pay-alaskas-teachers-would-be-too-expensive


9. Newburyport, MA.  Teacher evaluation format causes challenges for district, The Daily News of Newburyport
The state's educator evaluation regulations require that every teacher have a summative evaluation, but Newburyport's ...
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/teacher-evaluation-format-causes-challenges-for-district/article_8d17e276-10d9-5248-bd90-4d2865cdf1ad.html


10. Middleburg, PA.  Midd-West board: Negotiations not at an impasse, Sunbury Daily Item
First, prior to the media contacting representatives of the Midd-West School District's negotiating committee, no one from or on behalf of the teacher's ...
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/midd-west-board-negotiations-not-at-an-impasse/article_96c2569e-8bdf-11e5-81ff-3f7539345926.html


11. Montreal, QC.  Quebec public sector strikes: No school for many Montreal and Laval students, CBC Montreal
Public school and CEGEP teachers join other public sector workers in Montreal and Laval in a walkout to protest stalled contract negotiations with the ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-teacher-strike-emsb-lbpsb-csdm-nov-16-17-1.3319949


12. Toronto, ON.  ETFO teachers ratify new contract, Canoe
Ontario's elementary teachers have ratified a new central contract agreement with the provincial government, bringing a formal end to their work-to-rule campaign. Members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation voted 86 per cent in favour ...
http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/2015/11/13/22572634.html


13. Chicago, IL.  Teacher contract talks continue at a number of Fox Valley districts, Chicago Tribune
While Indian Prairie teachers appear to be nearing a contract, teachers in Yorkville and Kaneland have each filed a "notice of intent to strike," a step in ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-school-district-contract-negotiations-st-1115-20151114-story.html


14. Traverse City, MI.  Educators evaluate teacher rating rules, Traverse City Record Eagle
New statewide teacher evaluation standards that progressively emphasize students' test scores earned mixed reviews from local ...
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/educators-evaluate-teacher-rating-rules/article_61659ad1-904c-501d-b173-82e9c6653de8.html


15. Concord, MA.  K-8 teachers, administration far apart in contract talks, Wicked Local
Concord K-8 teachers and the school committee remain far apart on several issues, as both sides attempt to hammer out a new ...
http://concord.wickedlocal.com/article/20151113/NEWS/151117280


16. Stamford, CT.  Teachers' contract negotiations break down, The Advocate
The Board of Education and its teachers union head to arbitration next week as the two sides have reached an impasse in negotiations ...
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Teachers-contract-negotiations-break-down-6630883.php


17. Yorkville, IL.  Yorkville Teachers and School Board Members Will Meet Sunday and Monday in Attempt to Avoid ..., WspyNews (press release) (registration)
Issues that remain unresolved are the length of the teaching day, teacher evaluation, planning time for elementary teachers, donated sick days, salary ...
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/yorkville-teachers-and-school-board-members-will-meet-sunday-and/article_8891ef62-8978-11e5-bc72-777a4feb44fe.html


18. Toronto, ON.  ETFO Teachers, Occasional Teachers Ratify Central Agreement, NorthumberlandView (press release) (registration) (blog)
"While this round of bargaining was exceptionally lengthy and difficult, ... achieved by OPSBA under the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act.
http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=38407




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