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September 18, 2014

AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

July 15, 2014

For Unions, Policy Battles Are Just History Repeating

Battles fought decades ago by famous leaders of the two national teachers' unions still continue today.

July 14, 2014

AFT Takes Key Steps on Standards, Accountability

At its convention in Los Angeles, the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution calling for greater educator involvement in implementing the common-core standards.

July 14, 2014

AFT Convention Resolution: Give Teachers More Power Over Common Core

The teachers' union will "continue to support the promise" of the common standards, but teachers must have more input and oversight, the resolution sates.

July 11, 2014

Democrats to Announce New Political Organization Focused on Education

AFT President Randi Weingarten is expected to unveil the new group in a speech at today's union convention.

July 11, 2014

What Will the AFT Do About Common Core?

Two resolutions floating around the AFT convention in Los Angeles offer very different positions on the common core.

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.

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.

June 13, 2014

AFT President Takes Secretary Duncan to Task Over Vergara Ruling

The AFT President is angry about how U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan responded to the decision in Vergara v. California.

June 05, 2014

NEA's Next Challenge: Organizing

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

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