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July 23, 2015

Who Will the NEA Endorse for President, Clinton or Sanders?

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.

July 22, 2015

Education Groups to Leaders in Congress: Get ESEA Rewrite Over Finish Line

Begin conferencing the House and Senate ESEA bills now, said 10 major education groups in a letter sent Wednesday.

July 14, 2015

What Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Think of the Senate ESEA Bill?

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., take note: Hillary Clinton had nice things to say about your bill to revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 11, 2015

AFT Endorses Hillary Clinton in Democratic Race for White House

The American Federation of Teachers kicks off primary season by throwing its muscle behind the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.

July 05, 2015

Bid to Increase Merged-Affiliate Representation Fails at NEA Assembly

The amendment would have given the states in which affiliates of the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers have merged more representation within the union.

June 29, 2015

Reason #3 Why CTA Needs to Reimagine Tenure NOW

Before I move on to reason number three for why the California's Teacher Association (CTA) needs to reimagine tenure now, let me recap reasons number one and two. Reason number one is to restore faith in our public school system. Reason number two is because we need to ensure that our most vulnerable students are with our best teachers. Reason number three: Teachers want it.

June 23, 2015

Major Education Groups to Senate: Make ESEA Rewrite an Immediate Priority

A bipartisan measure authored by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., has awaited floor debate for weeks, but has been passed over in favor of other priorities.

June 18, 2015

What Did O'Malley and Sanders Tell NEA?

Two more candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, made their case to the union Thursday.

June 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton Meets With NEA, Talks Testing, Accountability

It's hard to discern the shape the Democratic candidate for president's K-12 policies might take from her rhetoric on standards and assessments.

June 05, 2015

Friday Reading List: Bus Drivers, Teen Pregnancy, and the NH Primary

New faces at the Education Department, bus-driver voting patterns, and an AFT ad to get you through to the weekend.

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