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The Role and Impact of Collective Bargaining

March 2, 2011

Collective bargaining refers to the regular, district-level negotiations of teacher representatives (labor) and district representatives (management) regarding salary, working conditions, and terms of employment. The result is a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), commonly called a union contract that covers all teachers, whether or not they are union members.

ARRA by the Numbers

December 17, 2010
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President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), on February 17, 2009. Since that time, nearly $100 billion has been awarded to States and other grantees to support education related activities. The charts below provide a glimpse into where funds under ARRA have been going, how they are being used, and the overall reach of these funds across the nation.

Lame Duck Congress May Determine Fate of Additional Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation Funding

November 18, 2010
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Before the newly elected members of Congress begin work, the current Congress must return to Washington to complete some unfinished business. Among the work to be done is to wrap up the annual appropriations bills that fund all aspects of the federal government, including education programs.