The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.
Tenure has played an important role in protecting educators when participating in their workplaces and communities.
Five thousand Seattle school teachers spent the day honoring those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.
The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.
Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.
The quest of 7,500 fired New Orleans teachers and school staffers for back pay and damages ended in a loss at the Supreme Court.
Pro-corporate education anti-union groups have taken aim at California teachers unions with two separate lawsuits.
Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.
Leaders of the nation's two large teachers' unions are split on a bipartisan effort by a key Senate committee to rewrite the federal aid-to-education law.