The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.
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September 04, 2012
August 29, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam supports a Mitt Romney presidency, but he sees wisdom in some of the education-related work of the Obama administration.
September 19, 2011
The nation's two largest teachers unions are among the top 100 donors to the 12 members of Congress who make up the powerful deficit-reduction panel, a campaign-contribution website says.
July 31, 2011
The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.
July 29, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launches a renewed effort to remake the teaching profession, calling for higher salaries, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and a higher bar for those entering schools of education.
July 28, 2011
A four-day gathering in Washington, D.C., of those who say they're fed up with test-driven accountability includes march near the White House on Saturday.
June 30, 2011
Education Week's Teacher Beat blog will chronicle the happenings of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.
June 06, 2011
Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.
May 11, 2011
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Rep. George Miller debate the role of teachers' unions in improving student achievement, at an event at George Washington University.
December 01, 2010
In a speech to state lawmakers and education leaders, the education secretary offered a glimpse into his thoughts for the future.