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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 23

04 Dec 2015 5:56 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Traverse City, MI.  Negotiations with Elk Rapids teachers stalled, Traverse City Record Eagle
Deadlocked contract negotiations between teachers and administrators at Elk Rapids Schools could soon be turned over to an ...
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/negotiations-with-elk-rapids-teachers-stalled/article_62e88b03-f0d9-58ea-be42-b35502fb64f3.html


2. Montreal, QC.  teachers' union announces new strike dates, Montreal Gazette
“We are not happy to strike. There is not a teacher at Christmas time who is happy to make that choice and to exercise it. It is Premier (Couillard) who ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/marguerite-bourgeoys-school-board-announced-closures-tied-to-strike-action


3. Annapolis, MD.  Teachers union votes against reopening negotiations to restore stipends, CapitalGazette
The Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County voted Wednesday against reopening negotiations to restore the stipend for teachers at challenge ...
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/schools/ph-ac-cn-stipendcut-1204-20151203-story.html


4. Airdrie, AB.  Local educators concerned with collective bargaining bill, Airdrie City View
Local educators concerned with collective bargaining bill ... Currently, school boards negotiate teacher salaries with local representatives from the ...
http://www.airdriecityview.com/article/Local-educators-concerned-with-collective-bargaining-bill-20151203


5. Albuquerque, NM.  New Mexico judge hits pause on controversial test-based teacher evaluations, Washington Post
A New Mexico judge has halted the use of the state's teacher evaluation system to administer sanctions or rewards after finding it be ineffective and ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2015/12/03/new-mexico-judge-hits-pause-on-controversial-test-based-teacher-evaluations/


6. Chicago, IL.  Teachers' strike vote set for next week, union says, Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union's 27,000 members will take part in a ... 9 on whether the union should call a strike, though teachers won't be able to walk ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-teachers-union-delegates-meet-1203-20151202-story.html


7. Warwick, RI.  Teacher talks head for arbitration, Warwick Beacon
ON THE LINES: Warwick teachers picketed the school administration offices ... Tuesday to voice their displeasure with teacher contract negotiations.
http://warwickonline.com/stories/teacher-talks-head-for-arbitration,107670


8. St. Petersburg, FL.  New bonuses come to nearly $8500 per teacher, but only the 'best and brightest', Tampabay
A 13-year veteran educator, the Wesley Chapel High science teacher regularly has received the highest evaluation marks, and she had the SAT ...
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/teachers/new-bonuses-come-to-nearly-8500-per-teacher-but-only-the-best-and-brightest/2256182


9. Battle Ground, WA.  Negotiations continue between BGPS, teachers, The Reflector
TEACHERS IN Battle Ground Public Schools (BGPS) met on Nov. 23 to take a strike vote. A majority of the 825 teachers in the Battle Ground ...
http://www.thereflector.com/news/article_ff3c7952-9882-11e5-8da6-7f007c8ebf3c.html


10. Terre Haute, IN.  Study: Indiana's teacher evaluation law helped, but still needs work, Chalkbeat
A study that asked Indiana education college professors about the state's controversial 2011 law overhauling teacher evaluation found that most of ...
http://in.chalkbeat.org/2015/12/01/study-indianas-teacher-evaluation-law-helped-but-still-needs-work/#.VmAeozZdGM8


11. Halifax, NS.  Nova Scotia teachers reject contract offer from province, CBC
Nova Scotia teachers have rejected a contract offer that their union ... what they called "the abandonment of normal collective bargaining procedures.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-teachers-contract-1.3346281


12. Bloomington, IN.  Indiana University report examines faculty perceptions of Indiana teacher-evaluation changes, IU Bloomington Newsroom
"Although the changes to Indiana's teacher-evaluation law did not outline any new requirements for education leadership faculty or curricula, these ...
http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2015/12/ceep-teacher-evaluation-brief.shtml


13. Hartford, CT.  Connecticut Supreme Court Affirms Teacher Misconduct Records Are Public, Hartford Courant
... language providing that records of personal misconduct are not to be included in the definition of 'records of teacher performance and evaluation.' ".
http://ctmirror.org/2015/11/30/court-affirms-teacher-misconduct-records-are-public/


14. Toronto, ON.  Ontario makes special teacher pension deal, Hamilton Spectator
Public secondary school teachers in three boards went on strike this spring but are being exempted from a rule that prohibits pension payments during ...
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6142334-ontario-makes-special-teacher-pension-deal/


15. Hartford, CT.  U.S. education bill may spell new clash between Malloy, teachers, The CT Mirror
The Malloy administration has linked teacher evaluations to student test scores and allowed them to be considered in tenure and dismissal decisions.
http://ctmirror.org/2015/11/30/u-s-education-bill-may-spell-new-clash-between-malloy-teachers/


16. Albany, NY.  No easy options for Cuomo on coupling of tests and teacher evaluations, Capital New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reported plan to retreat from a politically fraught linkage of test scores and teacher evaluations could turn out to be ...
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/11/8584167/no-easy-options-cuomo-coupling-tests-and-teacher-evaluations


17. Toronto, ON.  Union misled Ontario teachers over illegal strike: minister, The Globe and Mail
Ontario’s Education Minister says she decided to allow high school teachers who illegally went on strike last spring to collect full pension credits because the individual teachers “did not understand” at the time that their strike was against ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/unions-misled-ontario-teachers-over-illegal-strike-minister/article27538312/


18. Utica, NY.  Utica teachers, district still can't reach agreement, Utica Observer Dispatch
It's a highly controversial system passed as part of the state budget in April that links more than 50 percent of a teacher's annual evaluation to their ...
http://www.uticaod.com/article/20151128/NEWS/151129459


19. Edmonton, AB.  Alberta bill proposes provincial contract bargaining for teachers, CBC Edmonton
Bill 8, the Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, sets up a " two-table" approach to reaching collective agreements with teachers. The main table ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-bill-proposes-provincial-contract-bargaining-for-teachers-1.3338923




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