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Randi Weingarten

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...

Fixing the Fixation on Testing

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Nations that outperform the United States have gotten the right balance -- emphasizing teaching and learning versus testing and blaming.

Restoring Hope to McDowell County

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

In America, a great public education is our primary opportunity agent for a better future. Yet as our economic struggles have reminded us, educational opportunity and economic prospects are inextricably linked.

Huge Initiative Targets Some Of Nation's Lowest-Performing Schools

AP | By LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A coalition that includes a Fortune 500 company, labor unions and nonprofit foundations outlined plans Thursday to spend the next...

Where do teachers come from?

John Merrow | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Our teachers come from an elite group -- college graduates -- to begin with. Where they rank within this elite is the issue, and it's simply unfair to suggest that a large group of people in the top third is somehow fundamentally flawed.

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 ...

Joy Resmovits

Teach For America Gives Detroit A Second Try

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

When Brenda Belcher, principal of the new Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, interviewed Mo Torres this past summer for a position t...

Joy Resmovits

Tradeoffs: Reduce Class Sizes Or Increase Teacher Pay?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.