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In a new column on the Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Stanford University professor of education Linda Darling-Hammond outline a better accountability model for schools, which moves from testing and punishing to supporting and improving learning.
The AFT has announced its 2014 AFT Everyday Heroes after a nationwide nomination and voting process. Nine extraordinary union members will be honored at the AFT's national convention in Los Angeles this July.
In cities across the country, AFT members and leaders took part in events on May 17 marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that desegregated public schools.
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education held a promise of racial justice in public schools. But on the 60th anniversary of that ruling, the promise remains unfulfilled.
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(Baton Rouge – May 7, 2014) The Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools probably has no legal authority to fine teachers who submit resignations before the end of the school year, says a legal expert consulted by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.
The State Superintendent of Education has released a study claiming that students overwhelmingly prefer taking the high-stakes PARCC test online, and that they believe the new Common Core-aligned test is “easier or about the same as their current schoolwork,” according to this article.
Others, from local school superintendents to principals to parents and teachers, have big problems with the way PARCC is being implemented.
In spite of the superintendent’s reassurances, they say many schools do not have the technology or the infrastructure necessary to support online testing.