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NAEN's Potpourri of Articles for Management Specialists in Employee & Labor Relations Volume 7, Issue 25

18 Dec 2015 7:19 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)
1. Encinitas, CA.  San Dieguito teachers to stay the highest paid, San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Dieguito Union High School District board is expected to ... would make district teachers the highest paid in San Diego County and guarantee that they stay at the top of the scale when ...
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/dec/16/san-dieguito-teachers-highest-paid/?utm_source=Dec.+12+daily+email+--+John&utm_campaign=Daily+email&utm_medium=email


2. Bayonne, NJ.  No miracle on 29th Street, The Hudson Reporter
With 2015 rapidly slipping away, it's become clear that a teachers' contract ... “We had a negotiating session, and frankly, it didn't go well,” he said.
http://hudsonreporter.com/pages/full_story/push?article-No+miracle+on+29th+Street++-Unlikely+that+teacher-s+contract+will+be+settled+by+the+end+of+the+year-%20&id=27004903


3. Oklahoma, OK.  State Board of Education approves changes to teacher evaluation system, KOKI FOX 23
The first of the measures, which would factor into the quantitative evaluation teachers receive on Teacher Leader Effectiveness (TLE) performance ...
http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/state-board-education-approves-changes-teacher-eva/npmwf/


4. Tampa, FL.  Hillsborough teachers reach tentative pay deal with district, Tampabay
No one knows what the teacher evaluation system will look like, now that Eakins is undoing key components of the Gates reforms. And, with state test ...
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/hillsborough-teachers-reach-tentative-pay-deal-with-district/2258250


5. Woodstock, IL.  Woodstock School District 200 teachers contract lays out changes in evaluations, raises, Northwest Herald
The agreement also includes notable changes to the health insurance coverage as well as the teacher performance evaluations, Associate ...
http://www.nwherald.com/2015/12/16/woodstock-school-district-200-teachers-contract-lays-out-changes-in-evaluations-raises/aqy6h58/


6. Ann Arbor, MI.  Ann Arbor schools changes teacher evaluation process in response to concerns, MLive
Ann Arbor Public Schools is changing its new teacher evaluation system in response to concern from the teachers union. Ann Arbor administrators ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/12/ann_arbor_schools_changes_teac.html


7. Hopatcong, NJ.  Hopatcong teachers accuse school board of unfair labor practices, New Jersey Herald
Hopatcong teachers accuse school board of unfair labor practices ... terms of the teacher contract negotiations, according to the union's representative, ...
http://www.njherald.com/article/20151218/ARTICLE/312189984


8. Albany, NY.  With moratorium in place, educators start offering evaluation ideas, Albany Times Union (blog)
The state Board of Regents on Monday voted to delay until 2019-20 the oft-criticized controversial test-based teacher evaluation system that was ...
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/244433/with-moratorium-in-place-educators-start-offering-evaluation-ideas/


9. Tampa, FL.  Eakins: Hillsborough schools could save $10M by ditching 'peer evaluators' who help rate teachers, Tampabay
Jeff Eakins said money for the peer evaluation system could be used for ... can save $10 million by moving away from peer evaluation of teachers.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/eakins-hillsborough-schools-could-save-10-million-by-ditching-peer/2257842


10. Chicago, IL.  CPS offers contract that includes teacher raises with a caveat, Fox 32 Chicago
Claypool said CPS has been very “open and receptive” to the teachers' “quality of life issues.” But in return, he wants economic concessions to prevent ...
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/57757193-story


11. Montreal, QC.  Quebec, teachers' union reaches agreement in principle, Globalnews
Teachers have been without a collective agreement since April. ... They have been holding rotating strike days throughout the fall as a way to protest ...
http://globalnews.ca/news/2402047/quebec-teachers-union-reaches-agreement-in-principle/


12. Nazareth, PA.  Nazareth Area's tentative teachers contract falls apart, lehighvalleylive
The teachers, however, called the superintendent's video statement released Tuesday inaccurate and said it "taints the negotiations process.".
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nazareth/index.ssf/2015/12/nazareth_area_teachers_back_aw.html


13. Maple Park, IL.  Kaneland teachers appeal to parents in fight over contract, Chicago Tribune
Kaneland Education Association members made a public move to appeal to parents for their support in ongoing teacher negotiations. The teachers ...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-kaneland-teachers-st-1215-20151214-story.html


14. Rocky View, AB.  Government approves teacher bargaining bill, Rocky View Weekly
The Alberta government passed Bill 8, a collective bargaining bill, during third reading on Dec. 8. The government added amendments in response to ...
http://www.rockyviewweekly.com/article/Government-approves-teacher-bargaining-bill-20151214


15. Halton, ON.  Education bargaining units ratify central deal, Inside Halton
Several unions ratified on Saturday a central agreement that had been reached with the Province and the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA). Eighty-nine per cent of the members of the ... voted in favour of the deal.
http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/6193353-education-bargaining-units-ratify-central-deal/


16. Buffalo, NY.  Politics of education take a 'U-turn' as task force report signals end to Cuomo battle with teachers, Buffalo News
Although the New York task force report recommends delaying the use of standardized test scores in teacher evaluations, some wonder whether the ...
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/education-politics-take-u-turn-for-cuomo-teachers-20151213


17. Toronto, ON. 
Teachers unions in court today challenging Ontario's Bill 115, CBC
Court challenges target 'draconian' Ontario teacher bill ... The government argues that the Charter protection of collective bargaining does not stop it ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/teachers-unions-in-court-today-challenging-ontario-s-bill-115-1.3362062


18. Chicago, IL.  Chicago teachers to announce whether they have votes for strike, Reuters
The Chicago Teachers Union said the total could be announced as early as ... The last strike was in September 2012, the district's first in 25 years.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-chicago-education-strike-idUSKBN0TX1EK20151214



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