Teacher unions

Hannah Maldonado, a first- grade teacher at Barnum Elementary, gets a hug from seven-year-old Jayden Gomez, welcoming her back to class, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Maldonado and many other teachers are back in the classroom after a marathon negotiation session between Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools ended the teacher strike. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)/The Denver Post via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 1:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout Thursday and returned to their classrooms after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as 11 percent. The deal was worked out in talks that lasted through the night and signed shortly before classes started, giving the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, a teacher holds up a sign during a rally for striking Denver Public Schools instructors in Civic Center Park in Denver. The strike is the first for Denver's teachers since 1994. Denver teachers say that the district's pay incentive system is too complicated and unreliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. Emboldened by teacher activism nationwide and struggling to live in a rapidly growing city, Denver educators challenged one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, which was originally...
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Teacher Will Corvin poses for photos at his home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Corvin, who is in the second year of his Teach for America stint, said he and all the corps members at his Oakland high school see the value of the union as an avenue for change given that the district has a teacher turnover crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 13, 2019 - 6:16 pm
Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America. The push by career educators for better pay and conditions in the classroom is...
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A teacher moves from table-to-table while teaching one of two combined sixth-grade classes in the gymnasium at Skinner Middle School during the first day of the Denver Public Schools teachers strike, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. More negotiations are set for Tuesday. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 6:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers and district leaders were trying to end a strike over pay Tuesday with the help of a federal negotiator. The teachers are following the lead of educators across the country by donning red amid strikes and protests for better pay and working conditions. All schools...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, AmeriCorps volunteers take a pledge as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which promotes volunteerism and community service, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. In partnership with the AmeriCorps, Teach for America members can apply for an education award at the end of their service to help pay off student loans. An AmeriCorps spokeswoman couldn't immediately provide comment but said striking is prohibited. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:42 pm
Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. More than 300 alumni signed the letter...
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Hung Huynh, left, a teacher at Castro Elementary, joins his colleagues during a strike rally on the west steps of the state Capitol, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike is the first for teachers in Denver since 1994 and centers on base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 11, 2019 - 4:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — Striking teachers picketed outside of schools and marched through Denver's streets Monday as car horns blared in support of the latest U.S. walkout amid a swell of educator activism in at least a half-dozen states over the last year. Just over half of the 4,725 teachers called in...
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February 09, 2019 - 11:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a possible Denver teachers strike (all times local): 10 p.m. The superintendent of Denver Public Schools says she's disappointed that the teachers union broke off negotiations Saturday night. In a statement, Superintendent Susana Cordova said: "I am extremely...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Margaret Flynn, front, a 7th-grade teacher in Denver Public Schools, leads other teachers in a march during a rally outside the state Capitol in Denver. Denver teachers are vowing to walk off the job Monday, Feb. 11, unless they can reach a last-minute pay agreement with school leaders. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 07, 2019 - 5:21 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job Monday for the first time in 25 years over an incentive-based pay system they call unpredictable and unfair to experienced educators. If teachers get their way in a last-minute deal or after a strike, it could be the warm-up for their...
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. Garcetti will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, slightly winnowing a field that is still likely to be large and unwieldy for a party desperate to oust President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 29, 2019 - 10:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, slightly winnowing a field that is still likely to be large and unwieldy for a party desperate to oust President Donald Trump. "I have decided not to throw my hat into the ring to run...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, elementary school teachers Iris Marin, center, and Mireya Gutierrez, right, and Lorena Redford, clench fists at a rally in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a wave of activism by educators. They've tapped a common theme and found success by framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 26, 2019 - 10:34 am
Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises. Teachers in Denver, Oakland, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Illinois are planning...
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