Even before delegates get to vote on a teacher evaluation policy, NEA chiefs have modified it.
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June 30, 2011
June 29, 2011
The American Association of School Administrators has agreed to help districts implement an American Federation of Teachers-designed system in which teacher evaluations are linked to professional development, remediation, and dismissal.
June 21, 2011
Details remain sketchy about how a Michigan "recovery" school district will affect the city's teachers and teachers' union.
June 20, 2011
A preview of the 2011 NEA Representative Assembly
June 15, 2011
Lawmakers passed a series of technical changes to Illinois' teacher-evaluation bill to secure union support.
June 15, 2011
The teachers' unions don't like U.S. Secretary of Education's plan to offer relief from NCLB in exchange for reform.
May 23, 2011
Top on the list of stories that caught my attention this morning as I was catching up on last week's news was the announcement that former Washington Teachers' Union President George Parker would be joining former District of Columbia Chancellor Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, Students First, as a s...
May 19, 2011
The American Federation of Teachers says that, despite a lot of the political rhetoric out there, teachers' retirement benefits are not overly generous. But it also calls for ending some practices, such as pension "spiking" that raise taxpayer costs.
May 11, 2011
This summer, NEA delegates will vote whether to approve a policy statement allowing test scores to be one of several measures of a teacher's evaluation.
May 06, 2011
Despite its philosophical differences on education with Obama, the National Education Association plans to endorse him for a second term in office.