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The Future of Teacher Leadership Is the Union

Teachers may struggle to solve problems when they don’t work together, but unions can give them the power to create positive change, writes educator Kathleen Melville. (October 25, 2017)

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07/17 01:36 pm | Union Membership Is at a High for the American Federation of Teachers. Will It Last? | The second-largest national teachers' union has 1.75 million members as of May. But in the wake of an adverse Supreme Court decision, the union is also projecting an 8 ...

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07/19 02:42 pm | To Up Students' Math Ability, Try Working on Their Teachers' Growth Mindset | In a new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, students whose teachers underwent a professional-development program challenging the "myth of the math ...

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This special report examines the attempts by a small but growing number of districts and unions to work together to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers and, in turn, improve the achievement of schoolchildren.

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August 27, 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.
August 6, 2014 – Education Week
At their recent conventions, the teachers' unions showed remarkable alignment on key issues, from testing and accountability to common-core implementation and forceful rebukes of Secretary Duncan.
August 6, 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
The decision by a California judge declaring unconstitutional key aspects of teacher tenure and due-process protections has made waves, but the implications in that state and beyond remain unclear.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of reversing a key precedent allowing public-worker unions to charge "agency fees" to nonmembers.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week

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