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ERIC Number: EJ918234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-23
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Districts, Unions Seek to Improve Relations
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v30 n21 p1, 22 Feb 2011
Wrapping up a two-day conference in Denver designed to improve labor-management relations in school districts, sponsors and participants vowed to work at reforms that will be beneficial to teachers, students, and officials. Teams made up of a local superintendent, a school board representative, and the teachers' union leader descended on the Mile High City to take part in what was billed as the first gathering of its kind to be partly sponsored by the federal government. With financial backing from the Ford Foundation and organizational support from the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and other Washington-based groups, the Feb. 15-16 meeting shined a spotlight on several jointly designed policy changes. Observers in the teacher-quality realm praised the thrust of the conference, but cautioned that better relationships do not necessarily equal policy changes that put student learning front and center. Secretary Duncan, as well as the heads of several organizations that helped plan the event, pledged to work with their members to make sure that momentum from the conference would continue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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