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July 01, 2011

NEA Committee Proposes $17 Million in Budget Cuts

NEA's budget committee recommended cuts to close a $17 million projected shortfall.

June 30, 2011

Many Opinions Voiced on NEA's Evaluation Proposal

Delegates offered a variety of opinions on the National Education Association's teacher-evaluation policy statement at an informal "open hearing" before the start of the convention.

June 30, 2011

Pre-Convention: NEA Executives Amend Evaluation Proposal

Even before delegates get to vote on a teacher evaluation policy, NEA chiefs have modified it.

June 30, 2011

The 2011 NEA Convention: A Preview Edition

A preview of the 2011 NEA Representative Assembly

June 29, 2011

AFT, AASA Launch Evaluation, Due Process Initiative

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

What Will the Detroit Reorganization Mean for Teachers?

Details remain sketchy about how a Michigan "recovery" school district will affect the city's teachers and teachers' union.

June 16, 2011

'Trailer' Bill Secures Union Support for Ill. Teacher Law

Lawmakers passed a series of technical changes to Illinois' teacher-evaluation bill to secure union support.

June 15, 2011

Unions Assail Duncan's NCLB 'Regulatory Relief' Scheme

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

Rhee Teams Up With Former Union Chief Parker

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

AFT Calls for End to Pension 'Spiking,' but Defends Benefits

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.

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