Longtime Education Week editor Ann Bradley, a 21-year veteran of our newspaper, is heading over to the American Federation of Teachers. There, she’ll serve as the interim director of the union’s $3.3 million Innovation Fund, which supports joint union-management reform projects.
For the past decade, Ann oversaw coverage of school leadership and management, urban school districts, and efforts to target special populations such as students especially at risk of failing. Before becoming an editor, she covered all things teacher for the publication.
Ann has been a tremendous resource to all the reporters she’s worked with here. She has encyclopedic knowledge of the unions’ workings and of the teaching profession in general. Translation: She knows what she’s getting herself into with all those boisterous AFT New Yorker types!
While I have half a mind to be very irritated with AFT Pres Randi Weingarten for stealing Ann away from us, I’ve got to hand it to her for making a great hire. And it’s all the more reason to follow the results of those Innovation Fund grants closely.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.