07/13 06:11 pm | AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation | After passionate debate, the union says it continues to support the "promise" of the common standards but wants to see changes in how they're being carried out.
07/13 05:11 pm | AFT: Obama Must Force Arne Duncan to 'Improve' or to Resign | The AFT wants President Obama to put his education secretary on an "improvement plan," and replace him if he doesn't change positions the union deems harmful.
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.

Some States Scrambling for Common-Core Replacement

Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame. (July 14, 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)

Teachers Take Leading Role in Policy Overhaul

(July 10, 2014)

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

(July 10, 2014)

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

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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)

Here's Why We Don't Need Standardized Tests

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Politics Are Crushing the Standards

In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core. (July 11, 2014)

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)

Summer Reading List: Why Reform Fails

Jack Schneider lists five books about education reform that every teacher and parent should read before the summer is over. (July 12, 2014)

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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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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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