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Tradeoffs: Reduce Class Sizes Or Increase Teacher Pay? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second la...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Education Nation: Teachers, Officials -- And The University Of Phoenix | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of players in the education debate hunkered down in a tent staked over Rockefeller Center's ice skating rink this week for NBC's ...

Joy Resmovits

Will Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan Really Diminish 'Teaching To The Test'? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Standing among governors, teachers, superintendents and students in the White House's East Room Friday morning, President Barack Obama asserted his ad...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Obama's Jobs Bill Would Save 280,000 Teaching Jobs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

CHICAGO -- America's two largest teachers unions, which have often clashed with the Obama administration on education policies, praised the president ...

Joy Resmovits

Charters, Choice, Teacher Quality: What The American Public Wants In Its Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

During a year of turmoil, layoffs and wrangling over the hiring and firing of teachers, American appreciation for teachers reached an all-time high --...

Parent Empowerment and Randi Weingarten

Ben Austin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Ben Austin

We at Parent Revolution cannot march together with AFT until AFT stops pretending that parent involvement is the same thing as parent empowerment.

Teachers Union Responds To Complaints On Parent Power Views

Dropout Nation | RiShawn Biddle | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

After yesterday’s Dropout Nation report on the American Federation of Teachers’ Parent Trigger presentation, the union’s has responded with a st...

Joy Resmovits

What The Debt Deal Means For Kids In School | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education

Public schools around the country averted an immediate spending crisis when Congress voted Tuesday afternoon to pass an 11th-hour deal to raise the de...

The Teacher and the American Dream

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

If most of our thought leaders agree that the teacher is the key and the relationship of the teacher to the students is also key, why we are not doing much more to support teachers?

Tyler Kingkade

Head Of Teachers Union Slams Critics | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, blasted critics of teachers' unions Monday, claiming Republican gove...

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Teachers Swarm Wall Street In Protest | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

Thousands of teachers, social workers, union members and more took part in a march Thursday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans for wide-ranging b...

The Future Of Unions

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Rev. Al Sharpton

When schools in certain neighborhoods do not receive the same amount of funding as others, nor are they equipped with the tools necessary to educate our young, we cannot scapegoat teachers.

Should Teachers Be Laid Off By Seniority?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Are the freshest-hired teachers on this list at their neighborhood schools really the ones you want to see disappear?

Are Teachers Unions Really To Blame?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Does achieving aggressive school reform require vilifying the teachers unions? No, answered Education Secretary Arne Duncan earlier this month, urging instead "tough minded collaboration."

Teachers Union Chief and Mayor Bloomberg Fall Out of Love

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It's the end of another beautiful -- or at least mutually self-interested -- political friendship. National teachers union head Randi Weingarten has lost the love when it comes to Mayor Bloomberg.

A Teacher's Suggestion for the State of the Union Address

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

America needs an education policy that is Of the People, By the People, and For the People.

A Fan's Notes (The Sequel)

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Matt Farmer

Salazar and Locke should definitely take a page from the playbook of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. As the guy who once ran Chicago's schools, Duncan knows we're a nation of dummies.

Can the Philanthropic Billionaire and the President of the AFT find common ground?

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

There's nothing wrong with trying to raise the bar on teacher quality. But if Gates' reform strategy is to make all teachers equal in skill, he's barking up the wrong tree.

Gates and Weingarten Together On Fixing The Nation's Schools

Newsweek | Daniel LyonsDecember 20, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Can the billionaire philanthropist and the president of the American Federation of Teachers find common ground--and fix our nation's education system?...

With Layoffs Looming, Should Teachers Be Let Go Based On Seniority?

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — A study of Washington state teachers has found that deciding layoffs based solely on which teachers have the least seniority has a sig...

The Battle for Seattle: Hijacked!, Part 3

Dora Taylor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Dora Taylor

In the third post of a multiple-post series, Don Nielson provides much insight into his own philosophy, affecting where we are now within the Seattle public school community due to his latest speech.

Scaling Up Success

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

To our children's detriment, decision-makers are more likely to choose "reforms" lacking evidence of effectiveness than they are to adopt and expand educational approaches proven successful.

New York City Teachers, Don't Bank On Privacy

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

A ruling is expected in New York City as early as this week. But regardless, it's safe to say that the current teacher-evaluation system is broken -- and that value-added analysis is here to stay.

Most Americans Want Easier Way To Fire Bad Teachers, Poll Shows

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that ...