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November 13, 2014

In New NCLB Waiver Guidance, Feds Renege on Student-Achievement Pledge

This set of waiver renewals is likely the Obama administration's last best chance to put its stamp on the NCLB law before leaving office in early 2017

November 10, 2014

Colo. Teachers' Collective Bargaining Opened to Public

But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.

November 10, 2014

'Net Neutrality' Stirs Passions of Some Ed. Groups, Gets Silence From Others

A number of education and technology groups have called for the FCC to protect net neutrality, but the nation's two biggest teachers' unions have been silent on the issue.

November 04, 2014

Did Teachers' Union Political Spending Pay Off? Early Answer: No

Teachers' unions spent big this midterm election cycle, especially on state and local races, without much return on that investment.

November 03, 2014

Teachers' Union Bosses Barnstorm Across U.S., AFT Makes Final TV Ad Push

The American Federation of Teachers is piling on the political ads in key cities and states, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is hopscotching across the country to stump for various candidates.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 28, 2014

Apple to Donate iPads to Thousands of Students for ConnectED Program

The company will give iPads to every student in 114 schools, as part of the $100 million commitment made earlier this year to President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

October 14, 2014

NEA Spends Big on State Races

The National Education Association's political action committee spent $8.3 million since July, including $900,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.

October 14, 2014

Citing Private Providers, Hawaii Union Opposes Pre-K Expansion

Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.

October 07, 2014

Unions, Teachers, and Opting Out: A Complex Calculus

How will unions support teachers who refuse to give standardized tests?

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