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September 16, 2015

Tentative Contract Deal Reached in Seattle; School to Resume This Week

The teachers' strike could be nearing its end, thanks to an apparent agreement by district and union.

September 09, 2015

Seattle Teachers Strike, Delaying Start of School Year

Seattle teachers picketed on the first day of the school year after negotiations with the district over wages and other issues broke down.

August 13, 2015

Detroit Union Head Ousted After Internal Trial

DFT President Steve Conn was booted from his position Aug. 12 after the union found him guilty of failing to follow procedures for meetings, among other infractions.

July 23, 2015

NEA Primary Endorsement: Clinton, Sanders, or None at All?

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.

July 17, 2015

New Calif. Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluation

From the team that brought you the Vergara v. California lawsuit comes a new legal challenge aimed at forcing districts to use test scores to evaluate their teachers.

July 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton Wins AFT's Endorsement In Race for White House

Longstanding ties between the union and Clinton helped win her the endorsement.

July 07, 2015

NEA 2015 Convention Wrap-Up: Mixed Messaging

Final details of this year's convention include the union's legislative war chest, mixed messaging on race, and other matters.

July 07, 2015

NEA To Support Opt-Out, Oppose Common-Core Testing

After dithering earlier, NEA delegates finally passed an item supporting the opt-out movement. It also plans to campaign against common-core tests.

July 05, 2015

Bid to Increase Merged-Affiliate Representation Fails at NEA Assembly

The amendment would have given the states in which affiliates of the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers have merged more representation within the union.

July 04, 2015

Resolution on Confederate Flag Sparks Controversy at NEA Assembly

The lengthy debate on the item suggests that it may be easier for union members to agree to a broad stance against racism than to specific, concrete actions to undo its influence.

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