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National Education Association President Lily Eskelson Garcìa poses at the teachers' union's Washington headquarters. Her visit to two recently unionized charter schools in California highlighted charter-organizing efforts in that state.
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Calif. Teachers' Union Sets Sights on Charters

Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground. (September 5, 2014)

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In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association expect to spend big, in hopes of unseating Republican governors and flipping control of conservative state legislatures.
October 22, 2014 - Education Week
With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the two national teachers' unions are among those pouring campaign funds into pivotal contests with implications for education policy.
October 22, 2014 - Education Week
An Education Week analysis has found an array of often-complicated state policies guiding how teachers are fired, and their rights to appeal such actions.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Madison County, Wis., school officials face allegations that two recent contracts violate the state's controversial law that restricts public employees' bargaining rights.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
Middle school English teacher Carl Finer says the controversial California court decision on teacher tenure can be seen as a lever to improve conditions for teaching and learning.
September 3, 2014 - Teacher
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis.
July 30, 2014 - Education Week
At their respective conventions in July, the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers often echoed one another.
July 25, 2014 - Education Week

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