Last week, the voice of educators was heard on Capitol Hill when a New York City teacher and AFT member testified at one of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's first hearings focused on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education. Here's Stephen Lazar's testimony.
The Commonwealth Court has ruled against the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's attempt to undermine the professionalism of our educators, jeopardize their ability to provide for themselves and their families, and distract the community from the true task at hand—that is, providing the highest-quality education to all kids in the city.
We've released a statement of joint principles, along with the Center for American Progress, that looks at what we believe is needed when Congress takes up the task of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Our partnership with First Book is about more than just giving books to students in need. Our aim is to build on the empowerment that comes from owning that first book to create lifelong readers and lifelong learners.
A note on John King's resignation.
If you had to narrow down the difference between our strategy to reclaim the promise of public education and the one Jeb Bush spoke about this week, it's similar to the difference between building an economy that works for all and an economy that works for just some.
Last night, President Obama did what he had promised to do: take action to stop unfair and inhumane deportations, while shoring up our borders and taking people out of the shadows of an underground economy.
Two new reports aim to shed light on the problems of and potential solutions for our country's struggling teacher preparation system—but these reports also provide an opportunity to reflect on the radically different approaches that underlie current approaches to this work.