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August 16, 2011

Randi Weingarten for Chancellor?

What would happen if New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg installed American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the city's school chancellor?

August 04, 2011

AFT Criticized for Parent-Trigger Presentation

A presentation by an AFT affiliate on a "parent trigger" bill has drawn controversy.

July 22, 2011

Teach For America Elaborates Its Response to NEA Criticism

TFA offers its thoughts on NEA's recent criticism to its alumni.

July 22, 2011

Judge Decides Against UFT, NAACP in First Round of N.Y.C. Charter Suit

A state judge sided with New York City, and against the teachers' union, in a lawsuit about school closures and charter "co-locations."

July 07, 2011

Wrapping up NEA's 2011 Convention

Well, readers, it was a wild ride: This year's National Education Association convention was full of twists and turns. We're happy that you were able to follow along with our coverage here at Education Week's Teacher Beat blog. There are a few loose ends that I wanted to follow up on before we retu...

July 05, 2011

NEA Delegates Take Swipe at Teach For America

In the union's strongest stance yet against the popular alternative-certification program, National Education Association delegates approved an item that accuses TFA of taking jobs from other teachers.

July 05, 2011

Internal Groups Helped Push for NEA Evaluation-Proposal Changes

Internal caucuses within the NEA pushed for changes to its teacher-evaluation proposal.

July 05, 2011

True and False on NEA's New Evaluation Policy

I've been getting lots of queries about the NEA's new teacher-evaluation policy, and the best way to address this is to list some of the common assertions I'm reading out there and to try to parse their "truthiness." Without further ado: The policy statement adds nothing new to NEA's position on e...

July 04, 2011

NEA's Delegates Approve Obama Endorsement, Dues Increase

Despite a lot of hand-wringing, delegates to the National Education Association's Representative Assembly approved an early endorsement for President Barack Obama, and by a good margin.

July 04, 2011

NEA Passes Teacher-Evaluation Policy, With a Catch-22 on Test Scores

NEA affiliates can in theory but not yet in practice use test scores as part of a teacher's evaluation.

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