July 2015 Archives

The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

The report outlines best practices from teacher-preparation programs that offer at least a year of practice teaching.

Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.

A number of states didn't fulfill federal accountability requirements for teaching programs, and the Education Department didn't force them to, the GAO found.

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.

From the team that brought you the Vergara v. California lawsuit comes a new legal challenge aimed at forcing districts to use test scores to evaluate their teachers.

Any way you slice it, disadvantaged students get shortchanged on teacher quality, the study finds.

Longstanding ties between the union and Clinton helped win her the endorsement.

Wisconsin lawmakers won't pursue provisions to eliminate pedagogical and other requirements from state licensing rules.

A new report says that most changes to the systems fell hardest on the newest employees, who stand to make thousands less under them than those hired earlier.

Final details of this year's convention include the union's legislative war chest, mixed messaging on race, and other matters.

After dithering earlier, NEA delegates finally passed an item supporting the opt-out movement. It also plans to campaign against common-core tests.

The amendment would have given the states in which affiliates of the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers have merged more representation within the union.

The lengthy debate on the item suggests that it may be easier for union members to agree to a broad stance against racism than to specific, concrete actions to undo its influence.

Many proposals to the NEA delegation this year oppose standardized testing and/or support opt-out.

The NEA will add to its collection of resources on opting out of standardized tests.

The NEA says it will put more resources into training and partnerships to combat unequal treatment of students of different races.

The NEA President spoke about her own journey within the union.

Yesterday, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia sat down with Education Week for a wide-ranging conversation.

NEA reported boosting its 2014-15 membership rolls by about 14,300 educators.

What to watch for at this year's convention.


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