Calif. Teachers' Union to Focus on Charter School Organizing

NEA President-elect, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is visiting a California charter school to talk about organizing efforts.


Teachers Highly Rated Under Hawaii, Delaware Systems

Continuing a trend, Hawaii and Delaware data show an overwhelming majority of teachers meeting standards.


Alabama Teacher Suspended After Ferguson Re-Enactment

An Alabama teacher landed in hot water after permitting students to act out the shootings of teenagers Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.


Accountability Report Urges Fewer Tests, More Peer Review

A report from the National Center on Education and the Economy says holding teachers accountable for the results on annual standardized tests is not in line with international practices and warps instruction unproductively.


Survey: Teachers Are Knowledgeable About Common Core, But Wary

Teacher support for the common standards has dropped precipitously, even though they're among the best informed about the expectations.


N.Y. Union Won't Endorse in Governor's Race

NYSUT opted not to endorse Cuomo or any other candidate for the 2014 governor's race.


Kansas Union Challenges Tenure-Repeal Law

The Kansas National Education Association is challenging provisions tacked onto a 2014 budget bill eliminating due process.


Diversity on the Rise Among TFA Recruits

TFA's newest corps is its most diverse ever, with fully half identifying as people of color.


Teacher Tenure, Evaluation Will Appear on Missouri Ballots In November

A proposed constitutional amendment to weaken teacher tenure laws and tie teacher evaluations to student performance will appear on Missouri ballots in November.


Vergara Legal Team Signs On To N.Y. Lawsuit

The high-powered lawyers that litigated the California suit will represent the plaintiffs in one of two suits targeting teacher tenure in New York.


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