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NEA and National PTA Encourage Nation to Celebrate American Education Week

Otha Thornton | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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...

Report: Billions Needed To Fix America's Crumbling Schools

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

America's schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their origina...

Celebrating Read Across America Day

Posted 03.01.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Today, March 1, is the National Education Association’s 16th Annu...

In Los Angeles, An Expensive School-Reform Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Joy Resmovits

The nation's second-largest school district is at the center of a broader battle over the future over education reform. Since 2010, Superintendent John Deasy has run the district, implementing policies consistent with the national "education reform" movement, which pushes things such as test-based teacher evaluations and charter schools. But if the composition of the school board changes significantly, Deasy could be fired.

Who Gets Union Money?

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Mike Antonucci went through the National Education Association's financial disclosure report so you don't have to. The NEA is the nation's largest tea...

Joy Resmovits

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of its 4,000 stu...

Education 'Insiders' Extremely Skeptical Of Positive Education Reform Post-Election

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

Education consulting group Whiteboard Advisors recently conducted surveys of 50-75 anonymous political and policy “insiders” prior to and in the a...

Spokane To Apply For Charter School After Approval Of Washington's Initiative 1240

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Washington’s Initiative 1240, which allows for the creation of up to 40 charter schools over five years, has been approved by a majority of Washingt...

Joy Resmovits

Barack Obama's Big Education Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In Rick Hess's eyes, President Barack Obama has a big choice to make. "The president campaigned with a different face of education reform than what...