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PSRP conference goers take time to engage with the community, reclaim the promise

At their 37th Annual Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel Conference in Orlando, PSRPs shared the many ways they go the extra mile, find the additional resource and push that little bit more to ensure that all public school students have safe and welcoming schools and that support staff get the respect they deserve for the work they do every day.

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'American Educator' takes on teacher evaluation

In the cover story of the new issue of American Educator, Linda Darling-Hammond explains that what will most transform teaching quality—and the profession—is the creation of a larger system that focuses on a collective perspective by supporting teaching and learning through on-the-job evaluation and professional development.

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Weingarten, Sen. Warren help launch 'Higher Ed, Not Debt'

AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.

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A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.

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A war on poverty, or on the poor?

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.

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AFT outlines solutions for school discipline

Statistics released by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder cannot be ignored, compelling a shift of school discipline policies away from "zero tolerance" to stop the disproportionate impact of suspensions on African-American and Latino children, the AFT says, but any new policies will only be successful if the resources and support are there to help at-risk children thrive.

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AFT On Campus asks, 'Why MOOCs?'

The winter issue of the AFT's quarterly higher education magazine, AFT On Campus, looks at the meteoric rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) since they came on the scene just a few short years ago.

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