The AFT has joined a group supporting the so-called 21st century skills, whose efforts it once opposed.
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January 27, 2015
January 26, 2015
The NEA wants the next version of the law to require states and districts to issue "dashboards" depicting the extent to which traditionally underserved students have access to advanced courses, early-learning programs, and arts programming.
January 23, 2015
A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teacher contract and impose new terms.
January 14, 2015
The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.
December 23, 2014
A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.
November 10, 2014
But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.
October 30, 2014
Teachers in the 17,000-student district walked off the job Oct. 2; now, labor and management have reached a tentative contract.
October 14, 2014
Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.
October 09, 2014
The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.
October 09, 2014
New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.