It's that time of year again, folks! This weekend begins our annual coverage of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly, the time when thousands of delegates descend on a city to debate everything from teacher evaluations to latex. Add a pinch of confetti, a dash of line-dan...
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June 29, 2012
June 25, 2012
Education advocacy group StudentsFirst seems to have raised about $7.6 million between its founding in October 2010 and July 2011, according to tax forms released today by the group.
June 21, 2012
Online petition website Change.org has agreed to take down petitions sponsored by two education advocacy groups, after complaints from labor groups that the groups aren't aligned with progressive values.
June 19, 2012
The American Federation of Teachers, in partnership with British technology and publishing firm TSL Education have invested $10 million together in an online repository of lesson plans, tools, and supports aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
June 08, 2012
UPDATED Chicago teachers are currently voting on whether to authorize a strike in the Windy City, in a closely watched process that could shape the future of proposed education changes in the district. If it passes, the vote doesn't mean teachers are to start forming the picket lines imminently. ...
June 01, 2012
The NEA has reached a tentative agreement with its in-house staff union.
May 25, 2012
The Gates Foundation has granted $550,000 to the charitable arm of the National Education Association.
May 25, 2012
Education Week recently examined the rise of education advocacy groups in state and local politics. But other, lesser-known organizations are making their mark, too.
May 23, 2012
Teacher Beat fact-checks the teacher portions of Mitt Romney's stump speech.
May 21, 2012
The AFT has convened a task force to make recommendations to improve teacher preparation.