Randi Weingarten

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington on Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Duncan regrets ‘white suburban moms’ comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards. Duncan has consistently shown little patience for critics […]

11/18/2013

First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Back to school: What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia with the goal of better preparing the nation’s students for college or a job. Despite their widespread adoption, many […]

08/26/2013

Teacher

Teachers chief: Bad teachers should find new jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teachers who aren’t up to snuff shouldn’t be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday. Randi Weingarten told a gathering […]

07/22/2013

Teacher

Study: US education spending tops global list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students’ education each year, with parents and private foundations picking up more of the costs than in the past, an international […]

06/25/2013

Charter school

Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

(AP) – A study on charter schools finds they tend to benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than peers in other groups.   The study from the Center for Research […]

06/25/2013

Teacher

Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 […]

06/18/2013

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