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December 17, 2014

New Tennessee Chief Has Deep Teacher-Preparation Background

Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.

October 29, 2014

Teachers on the Common Core: Familiarity Breeds Approval

Teachers are about evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of the common core; elementary teachers and those with the most experience implementing them view them the most favorably.

October 09, 2014

N.Y. Union Sues Over Common-Core Testing 'Gag Order'

New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.

August 19, 2014

Survey: Teachers Are Knowledgeable About Common Core, But Wary

Teacher support for the common standards has dropped precipitously, even though they're among the best informed about the expectations.

July 13, 2014

AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation

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.

July 11, 2014

AFT Membership Rises to 1.6M; Growth Mostly In Non-K-12 Categories

AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.

July 11, 2014

AFT Will Award Grants to Help Affiliates Revise, Critique Common Core

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

New Business at NEA: Accountability and the Common Core

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

New York Law Puts Safety Net Under Teacher Evaluations

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

New York Union Encourages Districts to Boycott Field Tests

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.

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