National Education Association News
Math a Concern for US Teens; Science, Reading Flat on Test
The latest global snapshot of student performance shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading
Education Leader Responds to Outrage on Comments Made About Students With Disabilities
The president of the National Education Association (NEA), the largest labor union in the United States, has issued a response to the firestorm of criticism she received after comments made about students with special needs during an October speech. The comments, which came to light after a video
The Note: GOP Enters Debate-Free Month
NOTABLES --BUSH STILL THINKS HE'S THE BETTER BET: The Jeb Bush that greeted veterans at an old Coca-Cola manufacturing plant yesterday was technically the same man voters saw last week. His stump speech was the same, he spoke with just as many voters as he usually does and went over his normal
Bernie Sanders Lands His Biggest Union Endorsement Yet
Bernie Sanders has landed his biggest labor endorsement to date: the American Postal Workers Union , or APWU. The group represents 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees and retirees from across all 50 states. The APWU executive board announced its choice early this morning. The commitment comes at
Bernie Sanders Rolling Out New Hampshire Team
The last few weeks have been good ones for Hillary Clinton : a " Saturday Night Live " guest appearance, a well-regarded debate performance, and testimony on Benghazi that appear to avoid any new controversies. Her poll numbers have risen, too. All this may be reason for Bernie Sanders supporters
The Note: Hillary Clinton Talks Trump
NOTABLES --HILLARY CLINTON CHASTISES TRUMP: Hillary Clinton took a swipe at Donald Trump yesterday, adding her voice of disapproval to the chorus of critics against the Republican presidential candidate's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants. "I'm very disappointed in those comments," she told
Reinventing Education : Bill Gates Takes a Controversial Stance for School Reform.
The Microsoft billionaire on his new educational venture, congressional gridlock and What's App.
'This Week': Bill Gates on Education
George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with billionaire Bill Gates on Common Core education standards.
National Teacher Day: 10 Unconventional Teachers
Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day. Sponsored by the National Education Association, the day is meant to encourage people to recognize and thank the work teachers do. While the word teacher conjures up an image of an instructor in a classroom, there are plenty of educators who don't work in
Web Extra: Read an Excerpt of James Carville and Stan Greenberg's Book
Excerpted from IT'S THE MIDDLE CLASS, STUPID! by James Carville and Stan Greenberg by arrangement with Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Copyright © James Carville and Stan Greenberg, 2012. 1. WE ARE WRITING THIS BOOK BECAUSE WE FAILED AND THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH There's no other