Teacher Union Reform Network

Teacher Union Reform Network is a union-led effort to strengthen the nation’s teachers unions by promoting progressive reforms that will ultimately lead to better learning for all students. Because teachers are closest to students, to the learning process, and because of their link to parents and the larger communities, we are in a unique position to stimulate the necessary changes that will lead to sustaining more equitable and effective schools for all students.

Featured Postings

GL TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference November 2017

Dear Great Lakes TURN Colleague, Our next Great Lakes TURN event is scheduled for November 2-3, 2017 at Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563. We will continue to collaboratively examine policies, programs and practices that both support and challenge the social, emotional and academic learning needs of all students. Read More

NE TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference September 2017

Dear Northeast TURN Colleague, Our next Northeast TURN event is scheduled for September 22-23, 2017 at Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125. We will continue to collaboratively examine policies, programs and practices that both support and challenge the social, emotional and academic learning needs of all students. We will continue to use Michael Fullan’s Coherence Framework as a guide to assist our teams in their efforts to establish shared goals and accountability as well as building capacity to deepen student learning through pedagogical practices. Read More

Case Study: Impacts of SW TURN on the San Antonio Independent School District

August 8, 2017

What is Southwest TURN?Over the past decade, the Southwest Teacher Union Reform Network has worked to bring together teacher union and school district leaders to study innovative reforms that can lead to increased achievement for all students. Through twice yearly meetings, SW TURN brings together union leaders, administrators, outside experts, and other key stakeholders. Over the past several years, districts participating in SW TURN have represented some of the largest in the region, including Denver, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Omaha and Tulsa. Read More