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News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

The Moral Mondays movement began in Raleigh, N.C., in April 2013 when hundreds of protesters converged on the statehouse for the first in an ongoing series of weekly demonstrations.

News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

Buckling to public pressure, the United Parcel Service said it will no longer terminate the 250 unionized delivery drivers who participated in a 90-minute walkout in Queens on Feb. 26.

News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

Members of Northwestern University’s Wildcats have scored a touchdown for the burgeoning college athlete labor movement.

News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

A Kansas bill eliminating the due-process rights of K-12 teachers is headed to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk.

News briefs | April 14, 2014 >>

U.S. students scored in the middle of the pack among the 44 countries and regions participating in the first-ever international assessment of students’ creative problem-solving skills.

News briefs | March 27, 2014 >>
News briefs | March 27, 2014 >>
News briefs | March 27, 2014 >>
News briefs | March 6, 2014 >>

At least 250 million of the world’s 650 million primary school–age children can’t read, write or do basic mathematics, according to a report released by the United Nations on Jan. 29.

News briefs | March 6, 2014 >>

Narrowly avoiding a teachers strike in Oregon’s largest school district, Portland school officials and the Portland Association of Teachers on Feb. 18 signed a tentative contract agreement that will see the district hire 150 new teachers in an effort to reduce class sizes and teacher workloads.

News briefs | March 6, 2014 >>

Around 1,600 Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., voted Feb. 14 against joining the United Auto Workers, delivering the union a stinging defeat in what was arguably its most important organizing drive in years.

News briefs | March 6, 2014 >>

Kellogg’s is the maker of Frosted Flakes with its well-known advertising slogan, “They’re grrrreat!” The company has long been considered a fair employer where blue-collar workers could earn a middle-class living.

News briefs | March 6, 2014 >>

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may shut down your local post office, but a new privatization scheme by the U.S. Postal Service could.

News briefs | March 6, 2014 >>

Two new studies indicate that physical education can help to boost academic achievement. Aerobically fit students in two states were more than twice as likely to pass math and reading tests than students who were not aerobically fit.

News briefs | February 6, 2014 >>

Layoffs of public-sector workers combined with political attacks that have undermined their collective-bargaining rights have reduced the overall number of unionized public employees by 118,000.

News briefs | February 6, 2014 >>

After a 15-month lockout, the musicians and management of the Minnesota Orchestra announced on Jan. 14 that they have reached a new three-year contract agreement, bringing to a close the longest labor dispute in the history of American classical music.

News briefs | February 6, 2014 >>

Seeking to help schools that serve students with the most needs, California has enacted sweeping reforms to the way it funds public schools. The new system directs additional funds to schools with large numbers of disadvantaged students and gives local educators more say over how to spend the money. It represents the state’s most dramatic overhaul of school funding in 40 years.

News briefs | February 6, 2014 >>

Teacher tenure is on trial in a Los Angeles courtroom as so-called education reformers challenge teachers unions over fundamental job protections.

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