Campus Labor Unions Show Solidarity

Walks on campus increase visibility
-By Alan Akins, Staff Writer

Last Wednesday, faculty, professional staff, librarians and other members of labor unions on campus participated in the first weekly Solidarity Walk sponsored by the American Federations of Teachers (AFT) Local 1904.

Solidarity Walks start at Café Diem each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and follow a mile-long route ending at the Alumni Green.…

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Education Dept. to Propose New Accountability Gauge for Teacher-Training Programs

Kelly Field, Washington

The Education Department will release a report on Friday calling for new regulations that would tie teacher-training grants to the test scores of the teachers’ students.

According to sources familiar with the report, the department wants to hold teachers’ colleges accountable for how well their graduates’ future students perform on standardized tests. Under its plan, states would be required to report test scores for students taught by graduates of their federally financed teacher-education programs.…

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SUNY Union Adds Measures for Adjunct Faculty

The Delegate Assembly of the United University Professions, the faculty union of the State University of New York, has adopted a package of measures designed to promote the interests of non-tenure-track faculty members. The UUP, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors, pledged to adopt a system in which adjuncts who go on and off payroll can remain members of the union.…

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Legislature Passes Charter Bill, But Advocates and Critics Want More Changes

Parochial school conversion measure passes, although reception remains in doubt
By John Mooney

One change to New Jersey’s charter school law passed the legislature yesterday, while talk mounts that a broader rewrite of the state’s 15-year-old statute governing the semi-autonomous schools may be in the offing.

Related Links: Senate Bill 1858

The state Senate passed a bill that would allow certain parochial and private schools to convert to charters.…

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