After passionate debate, the union says it continues to support the "promise" of the common standards but wants to see changes in how they're being carried out.
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July 13, 2014
July 11, 2014
AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.
July 11, 2014
AFT Innovation Fund grants will be awarded to affiliates to "critique and analyze the current standards, and/or review and comment on the research behind them."
July 03, 2014
At the NEA's Representative Assembly, delegates passed a series of notable new business items on issues including testing, accountability, and the common-core standards.
June 20, 2014
Under new legislation, New York's teachers won't be penalized for low scores on the state test-score based portion of their evaluation in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
May 30, 2014
The state teachers' union says that districts should boycott Pearson-developed common-core tests, adding fuel to a bourgeoning anti-test sentiment in the Empire State.
May 07, 2014
The Chicago Teachers Union passed a resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards, in what may have implications for its parent union.
April 22, 2014
AFT's lesson-sharing partnership has grown to half a million members, the teachers' union says.
March 18, 2014
State chiefs have some tough questions for the teachers' unions and their recent shifts in position on the common core.
March 06, 2014
Chris Cerf, departing from the role of New Jersey chief, criticizes the state union's 'misinformation' on teacher evaluation.