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July 28, 2016

AFT President: Under ESSA, Teaching, Not Accountability, Poised to Take the Lead

We caught up with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as she made the rounds.

July 26, 2016

DNC Emails Published by WikiLeaks Show Links to AFT and Common-Core Anxiety

In one email released by WikiLeaks, a communications staffer for the DNC said common core was too sensitive politically to be included in a video about GOP candidates.

July 26, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders in DNC Speech: Invest in Education, Not Prisons

The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.

July 07, 2016

My Enemy's Enemy: Sen. Alexander's NEA Award Caps Recent Political Alliance

The National Education Association and Sen. Lamar Alexander have developed a good working relationship, resulting in several legislative wins, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.

June 27, 2016

Democratic Party's Draft Platform Focuses on ZIP Codes, 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

So what does a draft version of the Democratic Party's policy platform say about K-12 education?

May 05, 2016

Randi Weingarten: Donald Trump's Rhetoric Has Contaminated Schools

"He's created an environment of scapegoating and demonizing. It is influencing children and it is influencing behavior in schools. It is making it much, much harder for us," AFT President Randi Weingarten said on a conference call Thursday.

November 16, 2015

Four Ways Hillary Clinton Might Differ From Obama on K-12 Policy

The roundtable also offered an opportunity for Clinton to raise issues where she might depart from President Barack Obama's policies, as well as such issues that didn't come up (at least directly) in her discussion with teachers

October 15, 2015

Report: What Hillary Clinton Told the NEA Board of Directors

Earlier this month, the National Education Association voted to endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president. But what went into that decision beforehand?

September 29, 2015

Education Groups to Congress: Please Do Your Job and Reauthorize ESEA

The two national teachers' unions and the group representing state schools chiefs are among those saying now's the time to complete an Elementary and Secondary Education Act rewrite.

September 28, 2015

National Education Association Could Be Close to Endorsing Hillary Clinton

Sources say that the National Education Association, the country's largest union, could endorse the Democratic candidate in a presidential primary battle as early as Friday

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