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Monday Night is Union Night at the Convention

By Michele McNeil — August 19, 2008 1 min read

The Democrats are starting to flesh out their speaker line-up for the convention, which starts Monday night.

Opening night will feature a tribute to No Child Left Behind architect Sen. Ted Kennedy, and will also feature prime-time speeches by the country’s top two teachers’ union leaders: Reg Weaver of the National Education Association (who turns over the helm to Dennis Van Roekel) and the American Federation of Teachers’ Randi Weingarten.

UPDATE:
Over at EdWeek’s new blog, Teacher Beat, read my colleague Vaishali Honawar’s take on the merit pay debate in Denver, and how that ties into the convention.

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