Conservative, free-market groups across the country have launched campaigns aimed at persuading teachers to drop out of their unions, in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will put a dent in unions’ finances and membership numbers.
By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week
It's the first time the state's teachers have walked out of school in nearly 30 years.
By Vic Pasquantonio
Oklahoma legislators passed a tax increase for the first time since 1990 on Wednesday, which gave teachers a pay raise in hopes of averting a walkout. Teachers say they still plan to walk out of school on April 2.
By Vic Pasquantonio
Teachers in Fresno, California, and Des Moines, Iowa, have come out against their districts' efforts--following similar announcements in New York and Indianapolis--to reform how students are disciplined. Teachers are arguing that efforts to change student-disciplinary practices—largely in an attempt to…
By Emmanuel Felton, Education Week
Correspondent John Merrow reports on the progress of Detroit's public school system, following last year's tumultuous takeover by the state of Michigan, following allegations of corruption, a $316 million hole in its budget and tumbling enrollment.
Chancellor Michelle Rhee's mission to reform D.C.'s troubled schools -- by firing ineffective teachers and offering a new pay system for those who increase students' results -- has met resistance from the teachers' union. Special correspondent John Merrow reports on…
John Merrow reports on the controversial practices that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city's school system, including closing 23 schools by 2010 in a bid to tackle a $100 million budget deficit -- a…
In the first of two reports on leaders in education who are trying to reform urban schools, NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow investigates improvement efforts in Washington, D.C.
A number of failing schools in the San Diego area are adjusting their practices to meet standards under the No Child Left Behind law. Special correspondent for education John Merrow continues a series of reports on the law and how…
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