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National Education Association announces plan to improve teacher quality

By | 12.09.11 | 10:27 am | More from The Florida Independent

The National Education Association, which represents 3 million teachers and education professionals across the U.S., announced new initiatives on Thursday “to increase the quality of teacher candidates, make sure that teachers remain at the top of their game throughout their careers, and to improve student learning by helping


Diane Ravitch lampoons education critics, calls for political action at SOS speech

By | 07.29.11 | 3:21 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Education reformer Diane Ravitch gave a keynote speech Friday at the Save Our Schools and National Call to Action, speaking for one hour on the history of education while offering a litany of rebukes aimed at policymakers and stakeholders in line with President Obama’s Race to the Top More…

Save Our Schools conference begins in D.C., urges less high-stakes testing

By | 07.28.11 | 3:54 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of teachers, parents and community activists will attend a two-day action conference at American University in Washington, D.C., Thursday and Friday leading up to a Sat., July 30, rally around the White House as part of a national education movement called Save Our Schools and National More…

School voucher bills in Pennsylvania House rush in to beat June 30 deadline

By | 06.21.11 | 2:55 pm

A raft of school-choice legislative activity is at play in the Pennsylvania General Assembly with three education voucher proposals coming out of the House in the past week.

The bills vary in their proximity to the terms in SB 1, the senate bill originally sponsored by Republican Senate Education Chairman More…

New ‘Super PAC’ Comes Out Swinging in Favor of Murkowski

By | 10.12.10 | 5:45 pm

A new committee called Alaskans Standing Together is providing some major help to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in her longshot write-in bid for re-election. The group filed last month with the FEC as a ”Super PAC” — the new name for political action committees that have declared their intention to More…