Live coverage of the 2012 AFT convention begins July 27.

Chicago's school district will add nearly an hour of additional time to the school day, but it won't require teachers themselves to work longer days, under the terms of an tentative agreement struck between the district and the Chicago Teachers' Union.

Too often, the officials charged with evaluating Tennessee teachers on their practices have failed to properly identify and help low-performing teachers, concludes a report by the Tennessee department of education on the implementation of its statewide teacher evaluation system.

In 2007-08, states spent an estimated $14.8 billion rewarding teachers for earning master's degrees.

A new study suggests teacher effectiveness may be portable across schools of different poverty levels.

By guest blogger Liana Heitin This item originally appeared on Education Week Teacher's Teaching Now blog. The search for reliable methods of gauging teacher effectiveness—a dominant education policy issue over the last several years—has centered on classroom observation tools and value-added measures. But another potential indicator has emerged and is starting to pick up momentum: student surveys. Yesterday, a roomful of teachers, administrators, representatives from education organizations, and policy wonks gathered in Washington to discuss the use of student feedback in improving teacher practice. The Center for American Progress event coincided with the release of a report finding...

Though he didn't show up in person, President Obama thanked the union for its support in a telephone call to the union's convention this afternoon.

An NEA report details what happens with the new business approved at each year's convention.

NEA maintains a requirement that 75 percent of committee positions be staffed by teachers.

Delegates to the National Education Association's 2012 convention today swiftly removed from consideration a new business item that would have called for the removal of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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