NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.
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July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
Begin conferencing the House and Senate ESEA bills now, said 10 major education groups in a letter sent Wednesday.
July 14, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New faces at the Education Department, bus-driver voting patterns, and an AFT ad to get you through to the weekend.