Over the past three years, the National Education Association has lost about 234,000 members, of which 201,000 are classroom teachers.
All the news from the teachers' union convention that will provide a picture of the state of the union starts tomorrow.
It can be hard for union leaders to push in new directions when they face a resistant internal electorate.
A report finds that "temporary" teachers in California work in a gray area in between the state's rules on credentialing, tenure, and induction.
Instituting teacher-evaluation systems was one of the conditions of the waivers the department offered states in exchange for getting out of some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Reaction from education schools to a new independent analysis largely critiques its methods.
The Florida Legislature has made tweaks partly in response to the NEA's complaints.
A compromise was brokered on the use of value-added measures in new accreditation standards.
The teacher-preparation-accreditation body continues to wrestle with the appropriate place of student-outcome data.
A senior NEA staffer will chair the board of education in the Prince George's County school district.