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September 24, 2014

NEA Ad Buy in Colorado Slams GOP U.S. Senate Candidate on DREAM Act

A new TV ad from the National Education Association, which dings Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican Senate challenger, features parents speaking in Spanish.

September 19, 2014

Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

September 05, 2014

NEA Ad Buy Slams Republican in N.C. Senate Race on K-12 Spending

In the latest multi-million dollar ad buy in North Carolina, the National Education Association blasts the education record of GOP challenger Thom Tillis.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

June 17, 2014

Timing of Changes to E-Rate Will Affect Millions of Students, Says FCC Chair

Federal officials' speed in reworking E-rate policy could determine whether as many as 10 million or as few as 4 million students benefit from improved Wi-Fi.

February 03, 2014

'Telepresence Robots' Connect Virtual Teachers With Classrooms

An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.

January 23, 2014

NEA's $60 Million 'Great Public Schools' Fund Rolls Out

NEA announces the first winners of its new fund for supporting local education projects.

November 07, 2013

North Carolina Teachers Stage a 'Walk-In'

North Carolina teachers, parents, and supporters of public schools staged "walk-ins" this past week to protests cuts in public education. The architect of these bad policies should pay close attention and start listening instead of lecturing.

September 24, 2013

In Logging Bill, Schools Face Short-Term Costs, Long-Term Lifeline

New legislation will bring cuts to some rural schools, but it still received endorsement of education advocates for its long-term goals.

July 31, 2013

Getting Arrested for 95,000 Teachers

In an act of civil disobedience, Rodney Ellis, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators was arrested for refusing to leave the legislative building after closing hours. He was protesting the way legislators were passing bills that did harm to teachers and their profession.

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