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.
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In this first issue of 2011, we tackle teacher quality. Specifically, this edition focuses on key areas that are currently driving the teacher quality conversation at the national, state, and local levels: the role and impact of collective bargaining, teacher evaluations, teacher compensation, and teacher tenure.
This month's newsletter takes an in-depth look at teachers: teacher evaluations, teacher compensation, and teacher tenure.
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.
As the end of 2010 approaches, it has been nearly two years since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Over this time, nearly $100 billion has been doled out to States and other entities to support education.
Includes a wrap-up of 2010's ARRA activity, a look ahead to 2011, and an in-depth analysis of ARRA reporting.
Join the Coalition for a College and Career Ready America at 11 am EDT for its monthly webinar discussing the findings in the report, "Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers."
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.
While future funding of the Race to the Top (RTTT) program will be debated in the lame duck session and the new Congress, the already awarded Race to the Top funds may be in jeopardy in some states.
If you've tried to find information on the U.S. Department of Education's website in the past and found it cumbersome, you weren’t the only one. The Department recently launched a new web site that promises to bring together much of the formerly hidden data, and to combine it in a way that users can line up data about specific states.