Still No Deal In Place Between PFT, School DistrictPhiladelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says some steps have been taken in the right direction, but not enough to get a deal done.
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.
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.
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.
Connecting US Teachers Online
What Numbers Say - Or Don't Say - About TeachersRandi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers writes a revealing article in <em>The New York Times</em>, “Education by the Numbers.”
Attacking Problems of Failing SchoolsThe American Federation of Teachers, usually focused on urban education, is leading a five-year effort to improve education in McDowell County, West Virginia.
Baltimore Teachers' Contract Breaks New GroundBaltimore 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.