This document is based on the Department's learnings in planning and holding the 2011 Labor-Management Collaboration Conference in Denver, Colorado. It is intended to assist groups and individuals interested in holding future convenings on the topic of advancing student achievement through improved labor-management collaboration.
Local Labor Management Relationships as a Vehicle to Advance Reform: Findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s Labor Management Conference (by Jonathan Eckert)
Winston -Salem /Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS), the fifth-largest school system in North Carolina and the 83rd-largest in the country, has cultivated a strong, collaborative relationship with the Forsyth County Association of Educators (FCAE), an affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the National Education Association.
Plattsburgh is located on Lake Champlain in northern New York State, 25 miles from the Canadian border. From this small town, a remarkable story of union-administration collaboration over three-and-a-half decades has emerged.
In 2009, New Haven Public Schools in Connecticut launched an aggressive reform strategy – the School Change Initiative – outlining the following broad goals: