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November 04, 2014

Tillis Upsets Hagan in North Carolina Senate Race

In the country's most expensive contest, Republican challenger Thom Tillis ousted Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

November 03, 2014

AFT's Political Blitz to the Midterm-Election Finish Line

The American Federation of Teachers launched several political ads leading up to Tuesday's midterm election, and AFT President Randi Weingarten stumped in key states.

October 22, 2014

Education-Focused Campaign Spending Crosses Party Lines

The notion that teachers' unions only give to Democrats and education advocacy organizations only give to Republicans is wrong.

October 14, 2014

NEA Spends Big on State Races

The National Education Association's political action committee spent $8.3 million since July, including $900,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.

October 10, 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten Heads to Alaska to Back Sen. Begich in Close Race

The newest poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Begich down six points against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in Alaska's U.S Senate race.

September 19, 2014

AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

August 01, 2014

Snapshot of Teacher Union Spending on House, Senate Campaigns

A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

June 27, 2014

Teacher-Prep Ranking System in Higher Ed. Proposal Irks Teachers' Unions

Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.

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