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July 11, 2014

Will AFT Call For Sec. Duncan's Removal?

So far, it isn't clear whether the AFT will pass a similar resolution, but efforts are underway.

July 11, 2014

AFT Membership Rises to 1.6M; Growth Mostly In Non-K-12 Categories

AFT posts new membership numbers, increasing to 1.6 million members.

July 11, 2014

AFT Will Award Grants to Help Affiliates Revise, Critique Common Core

AFT Innovation Fund grants will be awarded to affiliates to "critique and analyze the current standards, and/or review and comment on the research behind them."

July 11, 2014

Democrats to Announce New Political Organization Focused on Education

AFT President Randi Weingarten is expected to unveil the new group in a speech at today's union convention.

July 10, 2014

What's on Tap for the 2014 AFT Convention

As the American Federation of Teachers' convention begins, Teacher Beat gives you a few tidbits to watch.

July 07, 2014

NEA Strengthens Opposition to Tests in Teacher Evaluation

The National Education Association adopted policy formally proscribing the use of standardized tests in teachers' evaluations--a stronger stance than just three years earlier.

July 05, 2014

NEA Delegates Tackle State Takeover, National-Board Certification, and ... Breastfeeding?

The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.

July 05, 2014

NEA Delegates Question Corporate Partnerships

Members of NEA appear to be concerned about the union's partnerships with corporations.

July 04, 2014

NEA Calls for Secretary Duncan's Resignation

In a surprising vote at the Representative Assembly on July 4, delegates passed a new business item calling for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign.

July 04, 2014

NEA Election Results Are In: Garcia Wins Presidency

With 94 percent of the vote going her way, Lily Eskelsen Garcia was elected president of the National Education Association today at the union's convention.

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