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May 23, 2018

DeVos Says 'Great Teachers' Deserve More Money. But That's Not What Protesters Say

At a hearing, Betsy DeVos brought up performance in response to a question about teacher walkouts—but the activism behind the walkouts has not focused on performance at all.

March 22, 2018

Embattled $2 Billion for Teacher PD Poised to Survive in Federal Budget

Congress' fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill preserves funding for the Title II program, which pays for teacher development.

February 26, 2018

Demonstrators, Including Educators, Turn Out as High Court Hears Union-Fees Case

Hundreds of demonstrators, including some educators, gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments in a case that could get rid of certain fees paid by nonmembers.

February 22, 2018

Educators Say 'No Way' to Trump's Suggestion of Arming Teachers

President Donald Trump suggested that arming 20 percent of teachers would prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland, Fla. But many teachers are fiercely opposed to such a measure.

February 15, 2018

In Wake of Parkland Shooting, Proposals for Arming Teachers Likely to Resurface

Policymakers have weighed arming teachers at school and training them to shoot back in case of emergency in the aftermath of school shootings like at Sandy Hook and now, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

January 19, 2018

1,400 Salvadoran Teachers in the U.S. Are at Risk for Deportation Under Trump

The Trump administration announced that Salvadoran immigrants with temporary protected status, a group that includes teachers, must return to their home country by September 2019.

September 08, 2017

NEA President Says Meeting With Betsy DeVos Would Make Her 'Complicit'

Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia repeatedly condemned the Trump administration for pushing policies that "hurt" children.

September 07, 2017

Thousands of Teachers at Risk of Deportation Under DACA Repeal

Among the many undocumented immigrants awaiting the fate of DACA, which President Trump has said he plans to cancel, are thousands of K-12 and postsecondary teachers.

July 22, 2017

Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump's Education Agenda

On a sweltering summer day here, about 200 teachers and other public school supporters gathered at the Washington Monument to protest the Trump administration's education policy agenda, including $9.2 billion in proposed funding cuts.

July 21, 2017

Teachers Across the Nation Set to March Against Trump's Education Budget

In Washington, where the largest of the rallies is expected to take place, teachers will march from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Department of Education in a show of support for public education.

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