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New National Sex Ed Standards Encourage 'Safe Sex,' Sexual Identity, Anti-Bullying

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation...

Joy Resmovits

Group Encourages Ditching Standardized Tests | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

Last year, stress about Pennsylvania's state standardized tests caused third grader John Michael Rosenblum to start scratching himself so hard in his ...

Matt Damon And Mom Reject Award Nomination

Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

Matt Damon and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, have declined a nomination for the Friend of Education award from the National Education Association'...

Leading the Profession

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

The status quo in public education isn't working. Not for students -- and not for educators. Now, more than ever, our schools need a highly skilled and effective teaching force to guide students in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

The NEA's 'New Professionalism'

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

An NEA commission report released last Thursday appears to depart from union positions on seniority; tenure; performance pay; student achievement as a factor in evaluations; and the role of teachers in evaluating their colleagues.

Joy Resmovits

How The Super Committee's Failure Hurts K-12 Spending | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

Seventy thousand teaching jobs. More than one billion in Title I grants to disadvantaged school districts. Nearly 900 million in funding for special e...

States Grading Teachers More Stringently, Using Numerous Measurements

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Teachers and principals are worrying more about their own report cards these days. They're being graded on more than student test ...

Ex-Porn Star's School Appearance Caused By Misinformation?

AP | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

COMPTON, Calif. -- Officials of a California school system plan to meet with the agent who schedules celebrity guests to read to children after some p...

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: 'I'll Tell You What A Tragedy Is' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision hit the Senate floor earlier than expected on Wednesday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) buste...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Tests Measure Teachers? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the Obama administration's reforms to teacher training programs before the D.C.-based think tank Edu...

Dennis Van Roekel: The NEA Plan For Teacher Accountability

| Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation’s The Learning Curve blog. Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, w...

Teachers Unions: All For Accountability... In Theory

Bob Bowdon | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

There's an easy way to predict whether teachers unions will oppose an accountability proposal. Just find out if the plan would lead to actual dismissals of poorly performing teachers.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Progressive Groups Launch Debt Ceiling Ad Campaign | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the nation less than a week away from the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, a group of progressive and labor organizations...

Joy Resmovits

What's In A Resolution: NEA's Van Roekel Says Language Shift Does Not Signal Policy Change | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

When the National Education Association held its membership conference over Independence Day weekend, it made headlines for endorsing Barack Obama ear...

Nation's Largest Education Union Endorses Obama's Re-Election

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The nation's largest education union has endorsed President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Members of the National Education As...

NEA Endorses Obama's Bid for Second Term

The Wall Street Journal | Stephanie Bancero | Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

CHICAGO —The nation's largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid, despite teachers' widespread unh...

'A Fight Within The Family'

Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

In an address to members of the National Education Association Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden sought the union's support in the upcoming presidentia...

13 Things The NEA Hates About Arne Duncan

Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

At its annual meeting in Chicago, The National Education Association's Representative Assembly passed Saturday New Business Item C., a strongly worded...

America's Next Educational Crisis

Franklin Schargel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Franklin Schargel

America faces a severe school dropout problem, and students who leave school do not cause it. Far more teachers, by percentage, drop out of school than students.

WWE's Bullying Smackdown

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Rosalind Wiseman

Can Stephanie McMahon's "Be a Star" PSA be credible when so young people have seen her humiliated and mock beaten by her real life husband Triple H on the WWE mat?

Joy Resmovits

Who Can Authorize Charter Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

A Georgia Supreme Court decision that challenges a state commission's ability to greenlight the creation of charter schools may have implications for ...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Teachers Be Fired? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- State lawmakers from Illinois to Tennessee are considering laws that could change what it means to be a teacher, as labor policy has becom...

Sam Stein

Obama's Stimulus Reaps Rewards: Major Education Union Begins 2012 Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Education Association’s decision on Friday to begin the formal process of endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-electio...

Why I Proudly Belong To A Teachers Union

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

Never did I think that the career I chose a little over a decade ago would be facing such horrendous attacks from the right and the left.

Debit Card Sharps: The Fight Over Wall Street's 'Invisible Tax'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Think of the debit fee as an invisible, federal sales tax on everything you buy with a card -- except that you never got to vote on it and may not have even known it existed before it came up in the debate over bank reform.