Battle Over California Teacher Tenure Laws Returns To LA CourtAn appellate court panel in Los Angeles heard arguments but made no decision Thursday in a long-running legal battle over state employment laws governing tenure and the firing of teachers.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Use Of Teachers' Union DuesA federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that California's teachers are unfairly penalized or deprived of their free speech rights if they do not support the political activities of their labor unions.
Supreme Court To Take Up OC Teacher's Dispute Over Union FeesThe Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.
State Superintendent's Race Features Differing Visions For SchoolsThe future direction of California’s public schools will be decided in the Nov. 4 race for state superintendent of public instruction, which pits incumbent Tom Torlakson against challenger Marshall Tuck.
California Teacher Unions Appeal Tenure RulingCalifornia's powerful teachers unions fought back Wednesday against a court ruling that struck down state laws on tenure and job protection for their 400,000 members, less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown filed his own appeal.
Brown Vetoes 'Imperfect' Teacher Discipline Bill Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed what he calls an "imperfect" union-backed bill intended to streamline the dismissal of teachers accused of misconduct.
Fewer Calif. Schools Meeting Performance TargetsFewer public schools at all grade levels met state and federal benchmarks that are used to evaluate how well schools educate youngsters.
2 Dozen Teachers Arrested During Protest At State CapitolMore than two dozen California teachers, including the president of the state's largest teachers union, were arrested at the state Capitol Thursday night as part of a protest over education funding in the state budget.
Parents, Teachers Push Tax Hikes To Fund Public SchoolsParents are joining teachers in their week-long series of protests, demanding that state lawmakers make sure public schools are adequately funded.
California Teachers Begin Week-Long Budget ProtestThousands of teachers are expected to stage rallies throughout California this week over concerns that the state's budget deficit will lead to deep spending cuts to public schools.
Last-Minute Hitch Keeps La Habra Teachers Out Of ClassroomsTeachers in the La Habra City School District returned to work Tuesday after a four-day strike, but were turned away until they signed a form, which is being evaluated by union attorneys, a union representative said.
La Habra Teachers Return To Picket LineLa Habra teachers will return to the picket lines Monday, protesting cuts to pay and health benefits that school district officials want to make permanent.