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May 03, 2019

Even More Teachers Can Now Have Their TEACH Grant Debt Forgiven

So far, about 2,300 teachers have had their TEACH grant debt forgiven by the U.S. Department of Education, according to reporting by NPR.

January 07, 2019

A Conversation With U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, an Award-Winning Teacher

Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year who was sworn into U.S. Congress last week, shares her education priorities, thoughts on the secretary of education, and her motivation to run for office.

June 27, 2018

7 Things to Know About the Supreme Court Decision That Just Slammed Teachers' Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court just dealt teachers' unions a heavy blow. Here's what you need to know.

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.

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