State news roundup for July 11, 2015

This week we talk about PARCC assessments in OH, retiree health insurance in MI, a reflection on the NEA RA from MTA President Barbara Madeloni, and feature video of the National Teacher of the Year on the importance of activism.


State news roundup for May 9, 2015

This week Eastern WA educators going on strike for school funding, right to work in IL, MI Gov Snyder’s proposal to split Detroit into 2 districts and a plan in PA to link educator furloughs to evaluation scores.


State news roundup for January 31, 2015

This week we talk about letter-grade ranking of schools in MI, professional compensation in WA, push-back against damaging health insurance changes in MA and a huge win for IL higher education employees.


State news roundup for January 10, 2015

This week we talk charters in Michigan and Massachusetts, school funding in Washington, and Utah’s recent panel discussion that invited policymakers to hear from a group of local teachers.

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State news roundup for December 20, 2014

This week: Next year’s ed budgets announced in WA and UT, charter school management companies making massive profits off MI taxpayers and MD’s call for an immediate suspension of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.