The NEA endorses the "Save Our Schools" grassroots march planned for Washington, D.C., in late July.
The "Wisconsin 14" were the senators who left Madison this spring to try to block a bill supported by Gov. Rick Scott that stripped public workers of many collective-bargaining rights.
Will NEA go through with an early endorsement for Barack Obama?
A new business item to be debated today lists many criticisms of the U.S. Secretary of Education.
NEA's budget committee recommended cuts to close a $17 million projected shortfall.
Delegates offered a variety of opinions on the National Education Association's teacher-evaluation policy statement at an informal "open hearing" before the start of the convention.
Even before delegates get to vote on a teacher evaluation policy, NEA chiefs have modified it.
A preview of the 2011 NEA Representative Assembly
The American Association of School Administrators has agreed to help districts implement an American Federation of Teachers-designed system in which teacher evaluations are linked to professional development, remediation, and dismissal.
Big news today on the teacher-training front, as colleague Alyson Klein reports over at the Politics K-12 blog. In essence, a bill introduced by three U.S. senators would create a new program to aid states to set up an authority to approve teacher-preparation "academies." Such academies could be within or outside of higher education, would serve high-needs schools and subjects, have high entry standards, require a yearlong "residency" or in-school apprenticeship, and require their teacher-candidates to show they can advance student achievement during that time. They would also fall under a separate program-approval and -review process from other institutions ...