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D.C. Schools Insider Archive: Washington Teachers' Union

Parker out as Washington Teachers' Union chief

George Parker, who negotiated a contract that left D.C. teachers better paid but less secure in their jobs, has lost the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union to General Vice President Nathan Saunders by a vote of 556 to 480.

By Bill Turque  | November 30, 2010; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Washington Teachers' Union  
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Saunders: Parker gambit 'absolutely pathetic'

Mail ballots go out Monday in the Washington Teachers' Union election runoff, and WTU president George Parker, facing a stiff challenge from general vice president Nathan Saunders, is reaching out to a younger and less active segment of the union...

By Bill Turque  | November 12, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Breaking: Saunders forces Parker into WTU runoff

George Parker's five-year run as Washington Teachers' Union president is at risk, based on the preliminary count in a WTU presidential race with a stunningly low turnout. Nathan Saunders, the union's general vice president, edged Parker 334 to 313, forcing...

By Bill Turque  | October 27, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Washington Teachers' Union  
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Celebration glosses over fine print on bonuses

My invitation to last Friday's Union Station reception for the 663 "highly effective" DCPS teachers must have gotten hung up in The Post mailroom, which happens from time to time. So I can't offer a first-hand account of the event,...

By Bill Turque  | September 14, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Test scores, Washington Teachers' Union  
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Judge halts AFT takeover of WTU election

Updated 9:17 pm The American Federation of Teachers acted improperly by intervening in the Washington Teachers' Union's internal dispute over the timing of its officer elections, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. But U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly also left...

By Bill Turque  | September 1, 2010; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Rhee: Performance money coming soon

D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee said in an interview that she was "about to announce in the next couple of days" the first round of payments to top-performing DCPS teachers. This is the money coming from the group of private foundations interested in tying teacher compensation to effectiveness.

By Bill Turque  | August 29, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Washington Teachers' Union  
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AFT restarts clock for WTU election, Bill Turque , August 5, 2010
WTU elections muddle deepens, Washington Post Editors , June 21, 2010
 
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