In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.
Teachers and staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia ratified their first union contract unanimously Thursday after more than a year of negotiations.
In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement: "The president-elect...has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education."
As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the School Board have voted to accept a fact finder's recommendations, moving the district a step closer to a new contract.
Share My Lesson, the fastest-growing free, digital collection of lesson plans and other support materials for educators, has gone through a best-in-class upgrade.