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July 22, 2014

N.Y.C. Union Will Join Tenure Lawsuit as Defendant

The UFT will intervene in a lawsuit tackling New York's due-process and tenure laws.

July 16, 2014

Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

July 15, 2014

For Unions, Policy Battles Are Just History Repeating

Battles fought decades ago by famous leaders of the two national teachers' unions still continue today.

July 14, 2014

Weingarten Wins Re-election to AFT Presidency by Wide Margin

Randi Weingarten was re-elected the American Federation of Teachers' by an overwhelming vote of delegates in Los Angeles.

July 14, 2014

AFT Takes Key Steps on Standards, Accountability

At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.

July 13, 2014

AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation

After passionate debate, the union says it continues to support the "promise" of the common standards but wants to see changes in how they're being carried out.

July 13, 2014

AFT: Obama Must Force Arne Duncan to 'Improve' or to Resign

The AFT wants President Obama to put his education secretary on an "improvement plan," and replace him if he doesn't change positions the union deems harmful.

July 13, 2014

Resolution Outlines AFT's New Accountability Push

The resolution adopted by convention delegates fleshes out the American Federation of Teachers' new stance on school accountability.

July 12, 2014

AFT Passes Resolution Blasting the edTPA Licensing Test

The union says teacher performance assessments shouldn't be standardized or "outsourced" to for-profit organizations.

July 12, 2014

AFT Dues Increases Will Support Legal Defense Funds

AFT raises its dues; some of the new money will be put towards defense efforts.

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