July 2014 Archives

Closing in on a budget deal, North Carolina will restructure its pay system and provide teachers with raises averaging 7 percent.


Wisconsin's high court upheld a 2011 law severely curtailing public-employee bargaining and doing away with unions' ability to collect agency-shop fees.


The United Federation of Teachers released data that it claims show the state's due-process rules help teachers leave the profession in a timely fashion.


A second Vergara-inspired lawsuit in New York takes aim at teacher tenure.


The latest in a back-and-forth between The Los Angeles Times and the nation's second-largest district over access to teacher "value added" information.


A report looks at what teachers make after 10 years on the job in each state.


The UFT will intervene in a lawsuit tackling New York's due-process and tenure laws.


Randi Weingarten was re-elected the American Federation of Teachers' by an overwhelming vote of delegates in Los Angeles.


After passionate debate, the union says it continues to support the "promise" of the common standards but wants to see changes in how they're being carried out.


The AFT wants President Obama to put his education secretary on an "improvement plan," and replace him if he doesn't change positions the union deems harmful.


The resolution adopted by convention delegates fleshes out the American Federation of Teachers' new stance on school accountability.


The union says teacher performance assessments shouldn't be standardized or "outsourced" to for-profit organizations.


AFT raises its dues; some of the new money will be put towards defense efforts.


Your guide to how the American Federation of Teachers spent some $335 million in 2012-13.


So far, it isn't clear whether the AFT will pass a similar resolution, but efforts are underway.


AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.


AFT Innovation Fund grants will be awarded to affiliates to "critique and analyze the current standards, and/or review and comment on the research behind them."


AFT President Randi Weingarten is expected to unveil the new group in a speech at today's union convention.


As the American Federation of Teachers' convention begins, Teacher Beat gives you a few tidbits to watch.


The National Education Association adopted policy formally proscribing the use of standardized tests in teachers' evaluations--a stronger stance than just three years earlier.


The Education Department wants states to re-submit "equity plans" to ensure that effective teachers are matched with disadvantaged and minority students.


The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.


Members of NEA appear to be concerned about the union's partnerships with corporations.


In a surprising vote at the Representative Assembly on July 4, delegates passed a new business item calling for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign.


With 94 percent of the vote going her way, Lily Eskelsen Garcia was elected president of the National Education Association today at the union's convention.


At the NEA's Representative Assembly, delegates passed a series of notable new business items on issues including testing, accountability, and the common-core standards.


Dennis Van Roekel says today's reform efforts aren't working, are too test-dependent, and that there are more productive ways to boost teacher quality.


A guide to how the National Education Association spent more than $340 million in dues revenue in 2012-13.


The board of directors will propose a New Business Item calling for a campaign against "toxic testing."


The NEA reports membership losses of 16,000 for 2013-14, dropping it below 3 million members.


The state carves out a faster dismissal process for teachers suspected of criminal misconduct.


Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.


Education Week kicks off its annual National Education Association convention coverage July 2.


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