Legislation in the Mountaineer State would pack a one-two punch of permitting charter schools and banning teacher strikes. But ultimate success or failure and impact on local schools, remain unclear.
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June 03, 2019
May 18, 2019
Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.
May 06, 2019
In March, the California senator and Democratic presidential candidate released a teacher pay proposal. She sought to build her support among educators at a May 6 American Federation of Teachers town hall.
January 31, 2019
Can a Democrat with a record of tying test scores to teacher evaluations win a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado? Mike Johnston, a former Obama campaign adviser, wants to find out.
July 13, 2018
The proposed tax credit would be targeted towards teachers who work in high-poverty schools, and it could mean up to a $190 raise per week for teachers
June 28, 2018
Democrats in Congress sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week that prohibits public sector unions from collecting "fair share" fees from workers.
November 09, 2017
A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.
February 17, 2017
The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association were major opponents of the new education secretary during her confirmation process, saying she would hurt public schools.
January 09, 2017
In a speech Monday, Randi Weingarten, head of the teachers' union, said President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary is unqualified to lead the Education Department.
July 28, 2016
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.