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.
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July 15, 2014
June 17, 2014
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
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 announces the first winners of its new fund for supporting local education projects.
November 07, 2013
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
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
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.
July 08, 2013
Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers support Common Core State Standards, and both unions call for a moratorium on high stakes testing until initial implementation of these standards is successful.
June 06, 2013
Sequestration will result in the furlough of teachers and education support professionals in schools under the Department of Defense. This will cause hardship for children and military families.
May 24, 2013
But I remain convinced that there is a larger role for independent schools, dimly imaginable as being something like a national laboratory program for educational experimentation and innovation, that we haven't yet fully articulated among ourselves as a body.