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September 06, 2012

NJEA Official Sees No Rift Between Teachers Unions, Obama

The New Jersey Education Association's vice president doesn't like Race to the Top, but says he still likes President Barack Obama.

September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

August 29, 2012

Tenn. Gov. Haslam Talks Ed. Policy, Election 2012

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam supports a Mitt Romney presidency, but he sees wisdom in some of the education-related work of the Obama administration.

September 19, 2011

Who in Education is Donating to the Supercommittee?

The nation's two largest teachers unions are among the top 100 donors to the 12 members of Congress who make up the powerful deficit-reduction panel, a campaign-contribution website says.

July 31, 2011

'Save Our Schools' Leaders Craft Next Steps

The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.

July 29, 2011

Duncan: Teacher Salaries Should Be $60,000 to $150,000

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.

July 28, 2011

Teachers Converging on Washington for 4-Day Schools Rally

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

Get Your NEA Convention Fix

Education Week's Teacher Beat blog will chronicle the happenings of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.

June 06, 2011

Ed. Reforms Prove Politically Costly in WI, OH, and FL

Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.

May 11, 2011

George Miller vs. Chris Christie, on Unions

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.

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