July 2016 Archives

Read highlights from the National Education Association's and the American Federation of Teachers' own conventions earlier this month.

Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said that half of Chicago teachers were "illiterate" in a 2011 email, recently released to a city newspaper.

Dozens of veteran Denver educators will lose their tenure status due to a 2010 state law, which was passed as part of an effort to win Race to the Top dollars.

At the American Federation of Teachers convention, the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee spoke about the recent spate of violence in America, while reiterating her positions on K-12 education.

The Empire State hopes to alleviate teacher shortages by making it easier for teachers licensed in other states to work in New York.

The House is eyeing a $400 million cut to the teacher-quality program in ESSA.

More states are collecting and disseminating information on teacher preparation, but gaps remain.

North Carolina teachers would see their second pay bumps since the Great Recession, but veteran teachers are once again complaining about being left out.

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García has written Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to voice support for teachers protesting his plans to start evaluating educators based on tests.

A Minnesota state court judge has had it with the state's Board of Teaching, an 11-member panel responsible for licensing teachers.

Lamar Alexander, one of the winners of the NEA's Friend of Education award, is the first Republican to garner the prize in more than 30 years.

The union plans to send a list of recommended qualifications to the presidential candidates and the U.S. Senate.

Clinton received a greater proportion of delegate supports than did President Obama in either of his two terms.

Here's what the National Education Association's new business does—and doesn't—do.

Clinton reassures the National Education Association that it will have a partner in the White House if she's elected.

The NEA approved its first item of new business, promising to work to overturn legislation critics say discriminates against transgender students.

The latest tally of the NEA's membership indicates it has just under 3 million members—about 2.98 million.

Read updates on some of the union's spending on ballot initiatives and grants for local affiliates.

EdWeek coverage of the National Education Association's annual convention begins July 3.


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