Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)

‘Teacher Wave’ Fizzle: Two-Thirds of Teachers on Ballot Lost in Midterms

“It could have cohered into a clear story—a wave story—but in fact, it’s more of a patchwork,” said Jeffrey Henig, the director of the politics and education program at Teachers College at Columbia University. “This will be disappointing to some folks who were very excited and envisioned a teacher wave.”

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California Unions Fear Supreme Court’s Decision on Janus Case

But now they fear their worst nightmares are about to come true, with Justice Neil Gorsuch joining the panel to rule on Janus v. AFSCME, an Illinois case that involves the same fight over free speech rights and collective bargaining.

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LAUSD President Charged with Conspiracy, Perjury

The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and his cousin were each charged with conspiracy and perjury related to alleged improper donations to campaign funds.

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Trump and Betsy DeVos Deliver Disparate Messages in First 100 Days

President Donald Trump made the end of Common Core and the return to local control of education the primary items of his campaign’s education agenda, but the woman leading his education department claims Common Core has not existed in the country’s schools since 2015.

A broker reacts as new elected US President Donald Trump shows up on a television screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Teachers Union Leaders Devastated that So Many Members Voted Trump

Despite the fact that teachers union bosses were all in for Hillary and made a heavy push for members to jump on the Clinton bandwagon, exit polls revealed that a large number of teachers ignored their leaders and voted for Trump. Now union officials are engaging in finger pointing and recriminations.

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Senate Passes Legislation To Replace No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Senate approved the conference legislation known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a measure that – once signed into law by President Obama – will replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal law and will serve as the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Republican House Passes NCLB Rewrite With Support From Nancy Pelosi, Liberal Groups

During floor speeches, Republican lawmakers claimed the bill “reduces the federal role” in education – even though it extends federal oversight of education to formally include pre-school instead of only grades K-12. They also say the measure would stop the federal government from coercing states to implement the Common Core standards – a point that is hotly debated by conservative activists who say the bill actually cements the Common Core further.