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NEA Braces for Supreme Court Decision in Friedrichs vs. CTA
posted by: Alana | September 01, 2015, 09:26 AM   

 

Big news has broken about the number of NEA agency fee payers nationwide. For the first time ever, quantities of teachers who decline NEA membership in compulsory union states–also known as agency fee payers– has been made public courtesy of the Education Intelligence Agency.

 

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End Double—and Lower—Standards for Special Education Teachers
posted by: Guest contributor | August 28, 2015, 09:39 AM   

By Sandi Jacobs
Ms. Jacobs is vice president & managing director for state & district policy for the National Council on Teacher Quality. Learn more about NCTQ.

 
Almost 6.4 million students—about 13% of students overall—receive special education services. Meanwhile, nearly the same percentage of the teacher workforce works in special education classrooms. Considering the need for these professionals and the specialized skills required of them, you’d think expectations for preparing and licensing special education teachers would be at least as high as they are for other teachers, if not higher.

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Reform Matters: August 26th, 2015
posted by: Alana | August 26, 2015, 05:00 PM   
 
 A Publication of the Association of American Educators
Volume 4, Issue 2: August 26, 2015
AAE 2015 Workforce & Pension Policy Survey

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Louisiana Embraces Course Choice
posted by: Alana | August 26, 2015, 10:09 AM   

By Conner Dunleavy

In 2012, the state of Louisiana embraced a revolutionary policy known as public school “course choice,” opening the door for students interested in taking on additional classes. Since the time of its launch, the program has been hailed as a critical reform by allowing students to take courses outside of the traditional public school setting through third party organizers.

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Republican Presidential Hopefuls Discuss Education
posted by: Alana | August 24, 2015, 04:56 PM   


Last week some of the nation’s leading presidential hopefuls met in New Hampshire at the 2015 New Hampshire Education Summit. With a crowded field of leaders vying for the Republican nomination for President, education reform will clearly remain a hot topic heading into the primaries.

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