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September 15, 2017

Fla. Teachers' Union Sues State, Ed. Dept., and Districts Over Teacher Bonus Program

The program awards teachers who are rated "highly effective" on their evaluations—as long as their SAT or ACT scores are in the 80th percentile or above.

September 12, 2017

Parents Prefer Good Neighborhood Schools Over More Choice, Poll Finds

The American Federation of Teachers' survey also asked parents about the best way to improve teaching and what they most want from their public schools.

September 08, 2017

NEA President Says Meeting With Betsy DeVos Would Make Her 'Complicit'

Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia repeatedly condemned the Trump administration for pushing policies that "hurt" children.

August 30, 2017

How Teachers Can Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief

Teachers and students who have returned to the classroom are no doubt asking how they can help with Hurricane Harvey relief. Here are some ideas.

August 04, 2017

Despite Rocky History, AFT Gets a Puerto Rico Affiliate Once Again

The teachers' union in Puerto Rico voted to merge with the American Federation of Teachers, more than a decade after the union dropped a different affiliate for failure to pay dues.

July 22, 2017

Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump's Education Agenda

On a sweltering summer day here, about 200 teachers and other public school supporters gathered at the Washington Monument to protest the Trump administration's education policy agenda, including $9.2 billion in proposed funding cuts.

July 20, 2017

AFT Chief: DeVos' Choice Proposals Are 'Polite Cousins of Segregation'

After Randi Weingarten's impassioned speech, critics have begun calling for the teachers' union president's resignation.

July 04, 2017

NEA's New Vision for Charters Looks a Lot Like Traditional Public Schools

The NEA's new charter policy calls for a moratorium on all but district-authorized charters that meet a number of criteria—including permitting teacher contracts.

July 04, 2017

NEA to DeVos: Address Our Concerns or Resign

The NEA will call for DeVos' resignation by September if she does not sufficiently answer its questions about her plans for K-12 education.

July 03, 2017

LeVar Burton, Literacy Advocate and DeVos Critic, Wins NEA Award

Burton spoke critically of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' support of school voucher programs.

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