Two-thousand educators, including KCFT & SRP member Kesha McClennon, descended on Washington, D.C. to attend AFT's TEACH conference.More
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Jan 25, 2016, 2:13pm CST
The deadline for placing questions on Kansas City's April 5 election ballot is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Therefore, it seems unlikely that either of two April votes sought via recent petition drives will take place.
The petitions were submitted by citizens groups demanding that the Kansas City Council repeal incentives for two private development projects — a $310 million downtown convention hotel and a new Crossroads Arts District headquarters for architecture firm BNIM — or put the incentives to a public vote at the next city election.
In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.
The signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act marks a new day in public education, says AFT President Randi Weingarten, who stood behind President Obama (along with other AFT leaders and members) at the White House as he signed the law.
The Scranton Federation of Teachers, which successfully fought off proposals to silence educators, overwhelmingly ratified a two-year contract for its 940 teachers and 110 paraprofessionals.