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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.

March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Bill Scrapping Teacher-Prep Rules

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill overturning a controversial education regulation put in place during the Obama Administration that would have required states to rate teacher-preparation programs annually as a way of holding programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.

March 16, 2017

Trump's Proposed Budget-Cut Targets Include Teacher Improvement

President Donald Trump's proposed budget, released today, calls for the elimination of programs that provide districts with funding for teacher training and improving teacher prep programs.

March 01, 2017

Teacher Programs Face Loss of Funding With Trump's Proposed AmeriCorps Cut

The $1 billion AmeriCorps program provides money to Teach for America and other teacher-preparation organizations.

December 14, 2016

Ed. Department to Ed. Schools: Rethink Tech Training for Future Teachers

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a challenge to education schools across the country to step up technology integration across their programs.

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