U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launches a renewed effort to remake the teaching profession, calling for higher salaries, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and a higher bar for those entering schools of education.
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July 28, 2011
A four-day gathering in Washington, D.C., of those who say they're fed up with test-driven accountability includes march near the White House on Saturday.
June 30, 2011
Education Week's Teacher Beat blog will chronicle the happenings of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.
June 06, 2011
Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.
May 11, 2011
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Rep. George Miller debate the role of teachers' unions in improving student achievement, at an event at George Washington University.
December 01, 2010
In a speech to state lawmakers and education leaders, the education secretary offered a glimpse into his thoughts for the future.
October 13, 2010
The NEA is stepping up its game with new ads designed to protect some vulnerable Democrats.
October 06, 2010
The NEA is putting its formidable get-out-the-vote and campaigning efforts behind five high-priority U.S. Senate races and 22 House races.
July 02, 2009
The Education Secretary took on some of the prized benefits of being a teacher: tenure, the salary schedule, and union protection.
June 30, 2009
From guest blogger Lesli A. Maxwell So, there's less than 12 hours to go before New York City's mayoral control law expires, and the New York Senate remains in utter chaos, with few signs that sanity will prevail fast enough for members to settle on who is in charge of that chamber and to actually ...