Quality of Teacher Hires Improved During the Recession, Analysis Finds

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


Missing, Messy Teacher-Prep Data Stumps Even Federal Watchdog

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 Primary Endorsement: Clinton, Sanders, or None at All?

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


New Calif. Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluation

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.


Study Paints Sobering Picture of Unequal Access to Teacher Quality

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


Hillary Clinton Wins AFT's Endorsement In Race for White House

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


Controversial Wis. Licensing Proposals Deleted From Budget

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


Are Pension-System Changes Unfair to New Teachers?

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.


NEA 2015 Convention Wrap-Up: Mixed Messaging

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


NEA To Support Opt-Out, Oppose Common-Core Testing

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


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