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July 07, 2014

Arne Duncan Unveils 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy

States will be required to submit new plans to address teacher distribution by April of 2015, or just a few months before the department likely will begin to consider states' requests to renew their waivers from the NCLB law.

July 01, 2014

What to Expect From This Year's NEA Convention

Education Week kicks off its annual National Education Association convention coverage July 2.

June 09, 2014

Law Diminishing Kansas Labor Protections Challenged by Teachers' Union

The Kansas National Education Association is filing a legal challenge to a new law that eliminated due-process rights for state teachers.

June 05, 2014

NEA's Next Challenge: Organizing

The unions face the challenge of brushing up on a fundamental labor principle.

April 08, 2014

K-12 Group Wants to Highlight Common Core Successes, But Delay High Stakes

The Learning First Alliance said that it wants to be a resource for states struggling to regroup and take more time to get the common core right.

March 19, 2014

Race to the Top Reports Size Up Progress of Common-Core Implementation

Reports on states' progress with Race to the Top plans show that states are at significantly different stages of implementing the Common Core State Standards.

March 18, 2014

Chiefs Press NEA, AFT Leaders on Common-Core Policy

State chiefs have some tough questions for the teachers' unions and their recent shifts in position on the common core.

March 18, 2014

State Chiefs Spar with AFT and NEA Presidents Over Common Core

Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association voice sharp disagreement with state education chiefs about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

March 11, 2014

NEA Pushes Legislation to Reduce Testing

The federal footprint on standardized testing would shrink under a bill set to be introduced by Reps. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., that has major backing from the largest teachers union.

February 20, 2014

Calling Common-Core Implementation 'Botched' NEA Calls for Changes

In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.

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