A first look at the 1.6 million-member union's take on the Senate's draft bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.
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April 15, 2015
April 13, 2015
The 3 million-member union wants a revised law to push harder on exposing and rectifying inequities in funding and teacher quality.
April 08, 2015
States wouldn't have to meet the HQT requirements, but they'd still have to ensure that low-income and minority students have equal access to the best teachers.
April 03, 2015
A report suggests that the $2.5 billion program should focus more on continuous improvement than on scattershot activities.
March 27, 2015
The federal watchdog agency concludes the Education Department isn't doing enough to answer that question.
March 23, 2015
The education secretary gave his own efforts to improve teacher preparation a "low grade" so far.
February 03, 2015
Your primer to the teacher-quality programs in the Obama administration's fiscal 2016 budget request.
January 30, 2015
The AFT really, really doesn't like the feds' proposals on teacher preparation, and it wants everyone to know about it.
January 27, 2015
The union says that removing the requirements for paraprofessionals in Title I schools could harm quality.
January 14, 2015
The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.