After 11 days on strike, graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have ratified a contract that rescues previously threatened tuition waivers, increases health insurance coverage and grants workers a 4.5 percent raise in the first year.
In an event that mixed aspirational talk with pedagogical advice about teaching English language learners and multilingual students, the 47th annual National Association for Bilingual Education conference in Albuquerque, N.M., immersed participants in all levels of teaching and learning, and succeeded in inspiring many to recommit themselves to students who are often underserviced in our public schools.
Thousands of college students struggle to meet their bills, and many have to drop out of school before reaching graduation. Now many of them will have more resources to keep them in class, thanks to an expanding emergency fund organized by faculty union members.
In Puerto Rico, the local public school is the only place for members of the community to gather. That’s one of the reasons why Aida Diaz, president of the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, is calling the proposal by Puerto Rico Gov.
An end to suspensions of toddlers and young children, in place for nearly a year now, is helping the littlest students thrive in Austin, Texas, says an AFT activist who led her union's drive for the ban.
In late January and early February, the AFT and its affiliate the United Federation of Teachers held student debt clinics in each of the five boroughs of New York City, guiding some 1,000 people toward relief from the weight of their student loans.