Samantha Winslow

Teachers at Ivy Academia in Los Angeles are the latest to join a wave of union organizing victories at charter schools. Nationally, 625 charter schools are organized.

Spontaneous protests have erupted since the district announced the most closures ever in a single year in any U.S. city. Organizers expect thousands at a citywide march and rally.

The Los Angeles teachers union squeaked out a victory in the school board election despite millions in corporate donations.

When Philadelphia announced plans to shut one-sixth of its schools and uproot 17,000 students, teachers realized it would take a citywide fight to stop the 37 closures.

The New York teachers union nearly finalized a deal that would drastically change how teachers are evaluated, but it broke down at the 11th hour.

Eight thousand drivers and aides walked out to defend seniority, wages, and training provisions that have been part of city school bus contracts since the 1970s.

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