NHPS IN EDUCATION WEEK

The recently adopted teacher contract for the New Haven public schools district is being lauded by union leaders, federal officials, and district leaders as a potential model for the country. Called “an incredibly progressive contract” by Joan Devlin, a senior associate director in the American Federation of Teachers’ educational-issues department, the agreement tackles a number of sticky issues, including balancing different measures of achievement in teacher evaluations.
 
HR EdVantage spoke with Andrea Lobo-Wadley, director of human resources and labor relations for New Haven Public Schools, by e-mail to learn more about the role of the human resources department in the negotiation process and how other districts can negotiate sticky contracts in the future.
 
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