NEA Reports Membership Gains, Primes Itself for Upcoming Challenges

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


NEA Convention 2015: Priorities and Challenges

What to watch for at this year's convention.


NEA Affiliates Take Steps to Support 'Opt Out' Movement

More than a half-dozen state affiliates have passed motions in support.


Licensing Group Unveils Model Ethics Code for Educators

The code, released by state certification officials, aims to set a baseline similar to that in other professions.


Respondents File Brief Countering Unions' Claims in Vergara Appeal

The appeals process in the Vergara case will likely close out 2015.


Draft Spending Bills Would Prohibit Proposed Teacher-Prep Regulations

The subcommittee proposals would scotch the rules until Congress can address them in the Higher Education Act. But they're a long way off from being approved.


Teacher Salaries a Sticking Point in Calif. Districts' School-Spending Plans

Can districts use funds earmarked for specific groups of students for across-the-board teacher raises?


Calif. Teachers Lodge Complaints About Online-School Practices

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.


Ed. Policy Irony: Union Pushes Back on D.C. Plan to Shield Evaluation Data

In a reversal of roles, the union says that the district is trying to hide crucial information on the controversial educator-evaluation system.


Minnesota Law Seeks Clarity on Licensing for Out-of-State Teachers

Lawmakers directed the state's board of teaching to craft rules outlining how it will review such teachers' qualifications.


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