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February 24, 2015

In Anti-Testing Push, Unions Turn to Polls, Ads

The New Jersey and Connecticut state affiliates of the National Education Association are mounting aggressive campaigns.

February 23, 2015

With Contract Negotiations at Impasse, Los Angeles Teachers Edge Closer to Strike

The district and union are more than $800 million apart in their salary proposals.

February 05, 2015

NEA Lawsuit in Tennessee Challenges Evaluations of 'Non-Tested' Teachers

The suit, filed by the National Education Association's Tennessee affiliate, contends the state's teacher-evaluation system violates educators' due process and equal protection rights.

January 30, 2015

AFT Mounts Strong Opposition to Federal Teacher-Prep Proposal

The AFT really, really doesn't like the feds' proposals on teacher preparation, and it wants everyone to know about it.

January 27, 2015

AFT Joins '21st Century Skills' Group

The AFT has joined a group supporting the so-called 21st century skills, whose efforts it once opposed.

January 26, 2015

NEA Calls for Opportunity 'Dashboards' in NCLB Rewrite

The NEA wants the next version of the law to require states and districts to issue "dashboards" depicting the extent to which traditionally underserved students have access to advanced courses, early-learning programs, and arts programming.

January 23, 2015

Despite Financial Woes, Philadelphia Can't Overrule Teachers' Contract, Judge Rules

A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teacher contract and impose new terms.

January 14, 2015

AFT, Obama-Linked Think Tank Promote Annual Testing—With a Caveat

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.

December 23, 2014

Report Calls for Social Security Coverage for More Teachers

A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.

November 10, 2014

Colo. Teachers' Collective Bargaining Opened to Public

But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.

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