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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.

Democracy Day: A Call For Civics In Our Classrooms

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Smith

Rock the Vote and the National Education Association are celebrating the first annual Democracy Day, and hundreds of teachers around the country will teach Democracy Class to their students.

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

Read Across America 2011: Michelle Obama To Read Classic Dr. Seuss Book

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Education Association (NEA) will host its 14th annual Read Across America Day tomorrow, March 2, at the Library of Congress. First Lady M...

The Influence of John Merrow on an Urban Teacher

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Many times, I found myself wanting to skip to the final pages and see Merrow's bottom line.

What If There Was an Educational Civil War and Nobody Came?

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

All too often, data-driven accountability has turned schooling into an un-funny version of the famous scene in "I Love Lucy" where she struggled to keep up with the assembly line at the candy factory.

Who Had The Most Effective Election Spending? (Hint: Not Karl Rove)

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year's midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now be...

Education Conference To Focus On Teacher Contracts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

TAMPA, Fla. — Federal education officials are teaming up with teachers unions to hold a national conference on labor-management collaboration. ...

Arne Duncan, Teachers Unions Announce Education Reform Summit

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Conventional wisdom holds that teachers unions are stuck in the status quo and that there are few examples of labor-management teamwork on education r...

Amanda Terkel

Teachers Unions Pile On Jim DeMint | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joining several LGBT and women's rights organizations, the nation's two major teachers unions are now coming out and criticizing Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-...

Christie's War Against New Jersey Public Employees

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

If Governor Christie's war on public employees, especially his war on teachers, is successful, teachers in surrounding states will also be threatened and education will suffer from another major blow.

Waiting for "Waiting for Superman" (VIDEO)

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Hidary

A new film -- Waiting for Superman -- will send shockwaves through the political debate on education and will force the issue for the November elections.

Cash-Starved Arizona Vaults From 40th Place to Finalist in $4 Billion Federal Competition

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Willen

Arizona shocked the education world on Tuesday. Arizona was a surprise finalist in the second round of the Race to the Top competition, after having finished 40th out of 41 in the first round.

Teach For America Growing In Popularity, But How Effective Is It?

Huffington Post | Ariel Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With limited job offers in sight, college students are looking towards alternatives like Teach for America in growing numbers. Originally started in 1...

Gut-Check Time

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

By tomorrow, we will know whether Colorado lawmakers, particularly Democrats, mustered the will and courage to pass one of the most significant pieces of education legislation in years.

Michelle Obama Celebrates Dr. Seuss's Birthday

AP | NATASHA METZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — (AP) First lady Michelle Obama celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday Tuesday by reading "The Cat in the Hat" to a group of children wearin...

Citizens United Reveals the Danger of Our Right Wing Supreme Court

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Here is the dirty little secret the GOP doesn't want you to know: The four extreme right wing Supreme Court justices are as activist as any judges can get.

Teachers Unions Give 'Race To The Top' Failing Grade

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports that teachers' unions are growing increasingly uneasy with the Obama administration's $5 billion education spending plan. Many educa...

Why Bill Clinton Told Me He Supported Same-Sex Marriage (AUDIO)

Michael Tracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Tracey

We now have an American president for the first time publicly acknowledging his support for same sex-marriage, which even a few short years ago would have been unthinkable.

"Reinvest, Don't Disinvest" in Education: Randi Weingarten Takes the National Stage

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Weingarten's speech was an impassioned call to spare the hatchet -- or scalpel -- in federal funding for education.