Vergara v. California: Dangerous decision damages public education

Called “the most dangerous lawsuit you probably haven’t heard of” (Daily Kos, March 16, 2014), Vergara v. California is set to have significant ramifications for educators across the country.

Supported by the Silicon Valley-based organization Students Matter, along with a public relations firm and a full army of attorneys, nine California public school

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Stemming Illiteracy One Book at a Time: First Book puts reading in students’ hands

More than 30 million children in America live in low-income households where they must face every day at a disadvantage. Lacking proper nutrition, supervision and education, these children are behind their peers before the race even begins. One of the most notable detriments many of these children face is a lack of rich

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AFT MA Grows on the North Shore: Newly-united district to join AFL-CIO-affiliated union

For 100 years, Essex Agricultural and Technical High School (lovingly referred to as “Essex Aggie”) has provided students on the North Shore with the latest knowledge and technology having to do with animal, plant and environmental science. Recently, it was decided that this historic school would merge with North Shore Regional Vocational High

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The Philosophy of Education

Educator’s Opinion

By Dena Capano

Teacher evaluations, Common Core, and school size are just a handful of stressors faced by modern teachers. Teachers’ schedules are nothing to balk at. With mounting requirements and expectations, the reasons why we teach can sometimes get lost in the shuffle.

Dr. Peter Gibbon, Senior

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Teaching the Teachers- AFT unites region in teacher-led professional development

Even though New England boasts some of the best schools and educators in the world, our teachers are never satisfied to rest on their laurels. That is why so many of them gathered over the days of June 26-28 at the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Hall in Dorchester to engage each other around

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Meet Your Colleague- Jonathan Staveley

As the son of a 30-year teacher, Jonathan Staveley had a great deal of experience with what a teacher’s life is like and how it can affect the family and the community. He also got to see first-hand the wonderful life teachers enjoy.

“My dad was someone who

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