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October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is in response to the need to raise awareness of bullying and its potentially devastating effects on children.

10/07/2014

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Still No Deal In Place Between PFT, School District

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says some steps have been taken in the right direction, but not enough to get a deal done.

09/02/2013

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NJ Approves Tuition Bill For Those In US Illegally

New Jersey lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would allow those in the country illegally to qualify for in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.

06/17/2013

(National Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, far right, tours the Andrew Jackson School in South Philadelphia, accompanied by, from left, school principal Lisa Kaplan, Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Teachers’ Union National Leader Visits Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s teachers’ union got some national help to make their argument that schools can improve without the wholesale closings and charter takeovers that have been proposed.

10/01/2012

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Declining School Enrollments

Philadelphia is cited in articles about the national trend in declining school populations and its effects. Detroit and Cleveland are in similar situations.

08/15/2012

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Connecting US Teachers Online

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With US students ranking 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math out of 34 countries, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), […]

07/11/2012

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What Numbers Say – Or Don’t Say – About Teachers

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers writes a revealing article in The New York Times, “Education by the Numbers.”

03/26/2012

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Attacking Problems of Failing Schools

The American Federation of Teachers, usually focused on urban education, is leading a five-year effort to improve education in McDowell County, West Virginia.

01/03/2012

Baltimore Teachers’ Contract Breaks New Ground

Baltimore teachers have signed a contract that breaks new ground because it scraps the old model of ‘step’ increases based solely on years of experience and education and links pay in part to students’ performance.

10/19/2010

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