A California Superior Court judge ruled this week that state seniority, tenure and due process violate students' rights to an effective education. Click read more to read a report from our affiliates at the California Federation of Teachers/California Teachers Association.
All Exective Board elected positions term ends 7/2013 and we have found an individual who will chair the elections for the 2014 – 2015 term (7/2013 – 7/2015) Sally Flaherty, PDE Social Studies Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be open from April 1, 2013 until May 3, 2013 for all elected positions any and all people who wish to run for any position needs to e-mail Sally (email@example.com) their name and the position they are interested in running for between 4/1/2013 and 5/3/2013. Ballots will be mailed to all voting members the week of May 13, 2013 with a due date of June 14
Pay Increases for New Contract
New contract July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015 language for Article 16: Salaries & Wages
• General Pay Increase - FY 12/13 - 1.0% - Effective July 1, 2012
• Annual Service Increment/Cash Payment - first full pay period in April 2013 (2.25%)
• General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective July 1, 2013
• General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective January 1, 2014
Ted Kirsch says the governor's fuzzy pension math hurts retirees, employees and taxpayers after the Keystone Research Center releases two pension White Papers showing that Gov. Corbett's proposals would dramatically reduce benefits for retirees, while increasing the cost to taxpayers significantly.
The Reverend Dr. William Barber, the North Carolina minister who founded the Moral Mondays movement to fight voter suppression, defunding of public education and attacks on the rights of working people, gave a fiery speech urging members to organize to reverse the tide in America.
More than 3,500 delegates from Pennsylvania and across the country attended the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles, including more than 100 delegates from the Keystone State. See the photos and hear the messages of the convention.