Illinois graduate employees win strike

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.

Bilingual educators: Language is a power and a right

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.

AFT clinics help beat back student debt

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.