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Randi Weingarten

Boston Teachers Union, School District Reach Tentative Deal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

After two and a half years of stalled negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union and the School Department reached a tentative agreement Wednesday that w...

Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Chicago Teachers Union vs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (The Democrats' Scott Walker?)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Joseph A. Palermo

The timing of the strike couldn't be worse for the Democrats, and therefore packs a potent punch nationally because it lays bare how toxic the relationship between teachers and Democratic Party leaders has become in recent years.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Administration Refuses To Take Sides On Chicago Teachers Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

After a day of silence, the Obama administration addressed the ongoing strike of the Chicago Teachers Union, a blistering fight that has divided labor...

Jon Ward

Teachers' Union Leader: 'I Know We've Done Things Wrong'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It is a soul-searching moment for the teachers' unions. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)...

Cory Booker, Randi Weingarten, Dennis Kucinich And More

John Celock | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Luciano noted the delegation enjoyed today's speech from Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who spoke about the DNC platform.

Jon Ward

Dems Divided By Movie Slamming Key Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday ...

This Labor Day

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Labor Day means many things to many people -- back to school, the end of summer, a needed respite from the daily grind. For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound.

Joy Resmovits

Romney 'Better Positioned' Than John McCain Was On Education, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is attacking presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on education this week in speeches, videos and radio adv...

Solution-Driven Unionism

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Education wars -- two words that should never be strung together -- are far too common in the United States. The primary casualties of such conflicts, as well as of mounting education cuts and misguided "reforms," are our students.

Ed In The Election: Paul Ryan On Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidentia...

Teacher Union Boss Bends To School Reform Winds

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education

By James B. Kelleher DETROIT, July 31 (Reuters) - In the maelstrom of criticism surrounding America's unionized public teachers, the w...

David Sands

What The American Federation of Teachers President Has Asked DPS' Emergency Manager To Do

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 07.28.2012 | Detroit

Against a backdrop of noisy protest, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten met with Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy ...

Judge Blocks City's Sweeping Plan To Close Schools, Fire Thousands Of Teachers

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

New York City suffered yet another round of defeat Tuesday in an effort to shutter 24 city schools, fire much of their teachers and administrative sta...

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

StudentsFirst Partial Tax Records Reveal Spending

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Education

(Corrects paragraph 2 to "growth" instead of "scores"; paragraph 11 to remove "later" as one can opt out at signing, and to show Change.org did not ...

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Rhee: 'I'd Be The First To Welcome Her If She Actually Changed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The day after Michelle Rhee's education lobbying group, StudentsFirst, got dumped by progressive petition site Change.org because of intense pressure ...

New Portal Expected To Be Largest Online Teacher Resource

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Discussing education reform at Stanford University last year, the leader of one of the nation's largest teacher unions decided to turn t...

National Labor Conference Focuses Seeks To Improve Teaching Profession

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

CINCINNATI -- Educators including the U.S. secretary of education, teacher union leaders and school administrators will focus this week on ways to tra...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal. The competition this year opens $400 million in grant ...

John Celock

Union Leaders Target Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON - The heads of the nation's two largest teachers' unions stressed Tuesday night the need for government leaders to continue to focus on bul...

Joy Resmovits

Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing to pass a ...

California School Board Blocks Parent Takeover Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

By Troy Anderson ADELANTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - A group of activist parents in this impoverished community were thwarted again...

Hostile Takeover: Parents Seek Control Of Failing School In High-Stakes U.S. Education Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Education

(Corrects information about the founding of Parent Revolution, adds that union backed anti-trigger activist in Florida, clarifies proposed structure...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...