Anoka-Hennepin Teacher Evaluation Revision: Update March 6, 2014
With the new state law on teacher evaluation starting next year the union and district have been busy working collaboratively towards developing a plan that can be submitted to the state. It is the goal of the committee that we come up with a plan that will not only align our current evaluation and Q-comp system with the law but will make our evaluation system effective for teacher development and user friendly for both teachers and administration.
LAWRENCE — Area school superintendents should “throw a party” for Superintendent/Receiver Jeffrey C. Riley because his reform policies are driving away experienced mid-level teachers who are worried about job security, a veteran city educator told a legislative roundtable discussion yesterday.
“There’s a loss of institutional memory because mid-level teachers are leaving,” Lawrence High School teacher Frank O’Neil said during a gathering of about two dozen people in the Lawrence Teachers Union office at the Everett Mills.
(3/6/2017) CFE invited CFT Training Director Laura Kurre and Political Organizer Jessica Ulstad to an all-day retreat on February 28, 2014 for a strategic, union building workshop for the Executive Board. CFE is dedicated to improving union outreach by learning new ways of expanding communications.
Topics that were discussed included budgeting, outreach and communications, as well as future goals. Our focus was setting SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) goals and tactics to reach new and current members.
Click HERE for the Comptroller's memorandum regarding the decrease in the General Services Adminstration milage reimbursement rate from 56.5 cents to 56.0 cents.
We need your help to move Senate Bill 452 / House Bill 773, the Correctional Officers Bill of Rights (COBR). The COBR hearings are completed, and we now need to ask the Baltimore County Delegation to call for a vote to support S.B.452/H.B.773, the Correctional Officers Bill of Rights:
The Connecticut Professional Employees Federation (CPEF) is running a free seminar on the CT Freedom of Information Act. All A&R members are welcome to attend. Click HERE for details.
As of March 3, chief petitioners for Initiative Petitions 1 and 9—anti-worker initiatives—as well as the chief petitioners for several revenue-raising initiatives, have formally withdrawn their proposed initiatives, keeping them off the 2014 ballot.
Since last year, the Governor has talked about wanting to keep these initiatives off the ballot so that he could continue his revenue reform efforts. Withdrawing them clears the way for his process to continue.
The best news out of this deal is that Oregon workers will not have to face a major, multi-million dollar attack from out-of-state corporate interests. While the Koch Brothers and ALEC are moving these anti-worker laws around the country, we won’t have to face that threat this year.
For the last few months, members have spent countless hours preparing to fight the anti-worker measures and the hard work has been paying off. And while this recent news is a sigh of relief, we must continue to build on these efforts, for we will surely see similar attacks in the future.