Senate deal averts student loan rate hike

Just days before the interest rate on new federally subsidized student loans was set to double, the Senate came to a bipartisan agreement that freezes the rate at 3.4 percent for another year, and Congress passed it June 29 as an amendment to a transportation bill.

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

By upholding the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the American people to make quality, affordable health care a reality.

Report looks at what makes high-poverty schools effective

IB ImageA new Education Trust report validates what every teacher knows is necessary to strengthen public schools and the teaching profession, says AFT president Randi Weingarten. "Building a culture of collaboration and shared responsibility among teachers, principals and administrators; focusing on continuous professional development for teachers; and ensuring teachers have the time, tools and trust they need to improve teaching and learning are essential ingredients to building strong public schools and a quality teaching force," she says.

New AFT effort highlights Obama's record on education

IB Image"Educators for Obama" is a new AFT effort to highlight the stark differences between the two presidential candidates on the issue of public education.

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