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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.

May 11, 2011

NEA to Consider New Evaluation Policies

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

NEA On Track to Endorse Obama

Despite its philosophical differences on education with Obama, the National Education Association plans to endorse him for a second term in office.

April 14, 2011

Toledo Peer Review and Race to Top Spared, For Now

A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.

March 30, 2011

In Op-Ed, Rhee Supports Teachers' Bargaining Rights

Former D.C. Chancellor and union critic Michelle Rhee says she supports teachers' right to bargain

March 17, 2011

16 Nations Meet to Discuss Improving Teaching

By guest blogger Liana Heitin Here in New York at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, education leaders from 16 nations came to the roundtable (literally, it was a large one) to share ideas and experiences on how to improve teaching. But while participants spoke in broad terms abou...

March 14, 2011

Teachers Pledge to Tackle Bullying

Many organizations, including teachers unions, are joining the battle against bullies.

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