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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 24

11 Dec 2015 8:37 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Santa Fe, NM.  $10K stipends proposed for top teachers, Albuquerque Journal
Among the new initiatives outlined by PED, the stipends for teachers receiving topevaluation marks and the financial incentives for future teachers ...
http://www.abqjournal.com/689581/news/10k-stipends-proposed-for-top-teachers.html


2. New York, NY.  President Obama Signs Into Law a Rewrite of No Child Left Behind, The New York Times
The bipartisan measure, which Mr. Obama hailed as “a Christmas miracle,” shrinks the federal role in education and returns power to states and local districts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/politics/president-obama-signs-into-law-a-rewrite-of-no-child-left-behind.html?emc=edit_tnt_20151210&nlid=15788750&tntemail0=y&_r=0


3. Montreal, QC.  Public sector workers stage one-day strike, large protest over contract talks, Montreal Gazette
400,000 Common Front members were on strike Wednesday, Dec. ... Coiteux said the three-day strike this week by teachers in French public schools ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/public-sector-strikes-being-staged-across-quebec-today


4. Edmonton, AB.  Alberta government passes Bill 8, the teacher bargaining bill, Edmonton Sun
The first round of bargaining with teachers is scheduled to begin in spring 2016. The amendments mean negotiations will be delayed by one month to ...
http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/12/09/alberta-government-passes-bill-8


5. Washington, DC.  Fixing the Disconnect Between Teacher Compensation and Performance, Governing (blog)
Most public-school teachers' salaries are determined by years in the ... during which teacher quality tends to improve significantly while still treating ...
http://www.governing.com/blogs/bfc/col-disconnect-teacher-compensation-pension-performance.html


6. Chicago, IL.  Non-Tenure-Track U of Chicago Faculty Form Union, Inside Higher Ed
Non-tenure-track faculty members at the University of Chicago voted ... to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union ...
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/12/10/non-tenure-track-u-chicago-faculty-form-union?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=3adda94729-DNU20151210&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-3adda94729-197405925
                                                                                                   

7. New York, NY.  Senate Approves Overhaul of No Child Left Behind Law, The New York Times
President Obama is expected to sign the bill, which would restore authority for school performance and accountability to districts and states after ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/us/politics/senate-approves-overhaul-of-no-child-left-behind-law.html?emc=edit_tnt_20151209&nlid=15788750&tntemail0=y&_r=0


8. Montreal, QC.  Quebec public sector workers, teachers hold one day strike, Globalnews
It's another one-day strike for many teachers and public ... anyone is happy with another strike day, first and foremost our teachers.”.
http://globalnews.ca/news/2389612/quebec-public-sector-workers-teachers-hold-one-day-strike/


9. Chicago, IL.  Chicago Teachers Union plans to vote on potential strike, Washington Post
Chicago Teachers Union members plan to begin voting Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike, setting in motion the latest in a series of political ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/chicago-teachers-union-holds-strike-vote/2015/12/08/4f86e4bc-9de0-11e5-a3c5-c77f2cc5a43c_story.html


10. Montreal, QC.  CEGEP teachers reach tentative deal with Quebec on working conditions, Montreal Gazette
After months of negotiations, Quebec's nurses and CEGEP teachers have reached agreements in principle with the provincial government on ...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/cegep-teachers-reach-tentative-deal-with-quebec-on-working-conditions


11. Charleston, WV.  Congress set to pass wide-ranging update to central federal K-12 education law, Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Currently federal rules require part of math and English language arts teacher evaluations to be based on standardized exams, and the bill's removal ...
http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20151206/GZ01/151209666


12. Bartow, FL.  Teacher evaluation formula different than expected, The Ledger
The district and the teachers union agreed in May they would not use test scores for 2014-15 evaluations because language in the teachers' contract ...
http://www.theledger.com/article/20151204/NEWS/151209747/1134?Title=Teacher-evaluation-formula-different-than-expected


13. Harrisburg, PA.  Bill allowing districts to furlough teachers for economic reasons advances in Senate, PennLive
Smucker noted that it required districts to layoff teachers that received a "failing" rating in their evaluation first, followed by those whose evaluation ...
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/12/bill_allowing_districts_to_fur.html


14. Silver City, NM.  Judge puts state teacher rankings on hold, Silver City Daily Press and Independent
The New Mexico Public Education Department's teacher evaluation system took another hit this week, as a judge issued a temporary injunction ...
http://www.scdailypress.com/site/2015/12/05/judge-puts-state-teacher-rankings-on-hold/




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