In a new report from the Center for American Progress, researchers find that the collaboration of district leadership and teachers unions can be an important factor in improving student achievement. In some school districts, teachers unions and school administrators are working together closely to find ways to improve student performance, despite the sometimes challenging relationship between these two groups around education reform. These union-management partnerships can be an important part of rolling out important school improvements, and in many districts, have proven to be an effective way to enhance student learning and achievement.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion of our new report, “Teachers Unions and Management Partnerships: How Working Together Improves Student Achievement,” written by Saul Rubinstein and John McCarthy. The report considers union-management partnerships and takes a close look at characteristics of strong union-management partnerships, specifically considering how these partnerships at the school governance level can affect student performance.
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
Saul Rubinstein, Director, Program on Collaborative School Reform, Rutgers University
Ray Gaer, President, ABC Federation of Teachers
Brad Jupp, Senior Program Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Mary Sieu, Superintendent, ABC Unified School District
Jenny DeMonte, Associate Director for Education Research, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.