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June 25, 2012

StudentsFirst Raises $7.6 million in 2010-11

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

At Unions' Behest, Website to Drop Stand For Children, StudentsFirst

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

AFT Partners With Private Firm to Provide Common Standards Resources

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

Chicago Teachers Take Strike-Authorization Vote

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

NEA Reaches Tentative Agreement With Own Staff

The NEA has reached a tentative agreement with its in-house staff union.

May 25, 2012

Gates Foundation Awards $550,000 to NEA to Aid 'Collaboration'

The Gates Foundation has granted $550,000 to the charitable arm of the National Education Association.

May 25, 2012

Readers: Don't Forget the Other Ed.-Advocacy Groups!

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

Fact-Checking Romney's Teacher Claims

Teacher Beat fact-checks the teacher portions of Mitt Romney's stump speech.

May 21, 2012

AFT Task Force Eyes Teacher Preparation, Again

The AFT has convened a task force to make recommendations to improve teacher preparation.

April 25, 2012

Teachers' Unions Enter Super PAC World

The nation's largest teachers' unions have joined the super PAC movement.

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