Boston Teachers Develop Innovative Curriculum Design Aligned with the Common Core State Standards [Video]

21st Lessons

The mission of the Massachusetts Education Partnership is to improve student achievement through labor-management collaboration. Our long‐term goal is to establish sustainable cultures of collaborative practice in schools, districts, and …Continue reading

Contract Negotiations Between Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Illinois) and the Teachers Union [Video]

Homewood-Flossmoor District Negotiations

The case study that follows illustrates the use of interest-based ideas in a contract negotiation between the Homewood-Flossmoor school district in Illinois and its teachers union. Following a very tumultuous …Continue reading

NEA Foundation Online Courses: Tools that promote labor–management collaboration

NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation online courses will build and strengthen the capacity of district and union leaders by providing tools that promote labor–management collaboration as a tool for systems change. The free …Continue reading

Dealing with systemic change in public education: Processes & structures that sustain collaborative cultures [Video]


Dr. W. Patrick Dolan reviews the system changes in public education stemming from the previous decade of education-related legislation. These videos were presentation during the MEP Conference 2012: Leading Change: …Continue reading

“Working Better Together”: Practical guide for unions, officials, managers to improve services [E-book]


This book is written to help both labor and management be more successful in creating and maintaining their relationships with each other and their stakeholders. This is not a book …Continue reading

Fundamental group problem-solving tools [Workbook]

Workbook selections from the “An Orientation to Joint Labor-Management Initiatives,” a training conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor-Management Relations and Cooperative Programs. Practicing Feedback Developing Guidelines …Continue reading

Cleveland Municipal School District & Cleveland Teachers Union: Celebrating partnerships of success [Workshop]


School principals and teacher union chairs from Cleveland schools were asked to describe five factors that made their school successful. Upon comparison, most discovered they held identical lists. The characteristics …Continue reading