Students in Parkrose, Ore., will continue to ride district-owned school buses after the school board voted against outsourcing student transportation.
Share My Lesson will host on March 11-13 an unprecedented virtual conference of 24 webinars for educators and parents, ranging from creative ways to teach the arts and natural sciences, proactive and positive behavior management tips, and ways to cultivate innovative thinkers.
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.
A new initiative from Farmers Insurance gives people a way to send a personal thank-you to educators who make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children—and offers those educators a chance to win a grant to use in their classrooms.
In a new piece on Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten draws attention to the serious problems being caused by our over-reliance on standardized tests and value-added methodology (VAM).
Statistics released by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder cannot be ignored, compelling a shift of school discipline policies away from "zero tolerance" to stop the disproportionate impact of suspensions on African-American and Latino children, the AFT says, but any new policies will only be successful if the resources and support are there to help at-risk children thrive.
The new issue of American Educator highlights teachers and administrators who are working together and engaging in the difficult yet rewarding work of labor-management collaboration.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten discusses the lessons we can learn from the recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results.