07/13 03:19 am | Resolution Outlines AFT's New Accountability Push | The resolution adopted by convention delegates fleshes out the American Federation of Teachers' new stance on school accountability.
07/12 08:43 pm | AFT Passes Resolution Blasting the edTPA Licensing Test | The union says teacher performance assessments shouldn't be standardized or "outsourced" to for-profit organizations.
07/12 03:01 pm | AFT Dues Increases Will Support Legal Defense Funds | AFT raises its dues; some of the new money will be put towards defense efforts.

Skepticism Surrounds Plan for American Indian Ed.

President Obama's pledge to improve schools for 50,000 Native American students comes after years of scathing reports and complaints about the Bureau of Indian Education. (July 11, 2014)

The Supreme Court's 2013-14 Term: Notable Cases

The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more. (July 10, 2014)

Researchers Question Autism Prevalence Rates From CDC

(July 9, 2014)

Ethics Panel Absolves Tony Bennett of Wrongdoing in School-Grade Changes

(July 10, 2014)

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization, $1B for Schools, Libraries

(July 11, 2014)

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Tennessee Teachers on the Common Core

In audio interviews, teachers discuss the state's shift to the common-core standards and how it will change instruction.
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Politics Are Crushing the Standards

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Without the Common Core in Oklahoma

Following the repeal of the standards, Oklahoma teacher Valeria Hughes wonders what's ahead for her state and her classroom. (July 10, 2014)

Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue. (July 7, 2014)

Shutting Teachers Up

When practitioners aren't allowed to openly share their critical perspectives, they lose the ability to speak their own truths and use firsthand experience as a lever for change, writes opinion blogger Nancy Flanagan. (July 8, 2014)

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Voices of History: John Stokes

In 1951, John A. Stokes led a student protest against the poor conditions in his segregated high school in Prince Edward County, Va., and later became a plaintiff in a case that was decided as part of Brown v. Board.

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Digital Directions

Ed-Tech Market Dealmaking Fueled by Data Use

The "return on education" investment concept moves toward center stage as measuring the impact of ed-tech products and services becomes more sophisticated. (June 30, 2014)

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Amid Skepticism, Blended Learning Aims to Transform Teaching

Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional models can improve not only student learning, but also teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction. (June 26, 2014)

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Ed-Tech Community Faces Sexism Concerns

From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world. (July 3, 2014)

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