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In Vergara's Wake, A New Role for Unions

Kim Farris-Berg | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
Kim Farris-Berg

The national focus on teaching quality is gradually giving rise to the emergence of authentic opportunities for teacher leadership.

Our Golden Opportunity

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 07.05.2015 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.

Rebecca Klein

Teachers Union Leader Meets With Presidential Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

The country's largest teachers union isn't ready to pass judgment on its favorite presidential candidates -- but the process of making contenders work...

School Is Out for the Political 'Silly Season'

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

Our highest priority in education should be to train and support great teachers. People become teachers because they want to make a difference in children's lives, and I'm living proof they can make all the difference in the world.

Why We Need To Do More To Retain Teachers

JP Fugler | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

I have watched fellow educators, my friends, walk into the classroom ready to take on the challenge only to walk out defeated. I am not prideful enough to assume that the same could not happen to me. It's not that teachers are looking for a reason to leave. America, we're looking for a reason to stay.

Rebecca Klein

Largest Teachers Union Already Involved In 2016 Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, has already jumped into the 2016 presidential race, even though only one major ca...

Let's Make 2015 the Year of the Whole Child

Becky Pringle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Becky Pringle

We need to provide paths for educators to become leaders outside their classrooms in order to make sure schools and communities are meeting the needs of the whole child.

What Is a Teacher Leader? What Should It Be?

Sean Slade | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Sean Slade

Teachers have long wanted a say in how schools operate, but the system as a whole hasn't been prepared to accommodate their voices. But more often than not, these teacher leader roles have developed by osmosis rather than intent or planning.

NEA and National PTA Encourage Nation to Celebrate American Education Week

Otha Thornton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Otha Thornton

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, a renewed call to all citizens -- parents, teachers, education support professionals, elected officials, community leaders, and yes, students -- to make our schools great for all Americans.

Degrees Not Debt

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

How do you tell a promising student with the heart and mind to be a fantastic teacher that she can't afford to join us in the world's best profession?

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Training Is A Ridiculously Easy Way To Ace College, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Majoring in education is an easy route to high college grades and graduation, says a new report that calls for higher standards in teacher preparation...

Rebecca Klein

Teachers Unions Say Midterm Losses Don't Reflect On Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

When the smoke cleared Wednesday after the 2014 midterms, education reformers quickly claimed victory and pointed to teachers unions as the election's...

Rebecca Klein

Boys Are Much More Likely To Take On Leadership Roles In Science And Math Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents

When it comes to middle school and high school math and science classes, boys continue to reign supreme. A survey released Tuesday by the National ...

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Calls On Arne Duncan To Resign

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Educa...

Joy Resmovits

Alarming Number Of Urban Teachers Are 'Chronically Absent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Political battles over teaching in the last decade have focused on complexities of pensions, evaluations and standardized testing, often ignoring a ba...

Don't Squander Teachers' Support for Common Core

Linda Rosen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Linda Rosen

Until now, teachers have helped protect Common Core State Standards against those who want to bury them. Yet if teachers don't get more support for te...

A Powerful Vision for NEA Teach Plus Fellows

Teach Plus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Rob Powers We've all heard the old adage: sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one. In other words, we can create a complicated hyp...

NEA Teachers Stand Proudly with Teach Plus

Teach Plus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

By Emilie Hill I am proud to be one of the 53 NEA members working with Teach Plus as a "Future of the Teaching Profession" Fellow. Teach Plus regu...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Dropping $1.2 Million On New Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The American Federation of Teachers union is unveiling a seven-figure advertisement campaign ahead of Dec. 9, a day that the group has billed as a "na...

A Call to Teach

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Elisa Villanueva Beard

We don't just need more teachers. We need excellent teachers, and we need diverse teachers.

Redefining and Rebuilding the Teachers' Union

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

I am pro-public education, pro-teacher, pro-student, and pro-union, but while their interests often overlap, they do not always, and when they do not I favor the students.

Sam Stein

Teachers Union Ad Campaign Slams GOP For Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Upping the stakes of the government shutdown, one of the largest U.S. labor unions is unveiling a six-figure ad campaign on Friday that ...

Is A Gay-Inclusive Curriculum Like Teaching Kids How To Use Crack?

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Is a gay-inclusive curriculum the equivalent of teaching kids to use crack? That’s what a South Carolina teacher and pastor named Ira Thomas thinks....

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Boring Algebra II

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As high school students trickle into a classroom, they're greeted by their teacher, as usual. Except this time, he welcomes them by speaking into a bu...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...