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Hoff, David J.; Keller, Bess – Education Week, 2008
This article reports that by next fall--only months before she leaves office--U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings plans to have five teachers on her staff and set up a group of 20 ad hoc advisers still working in classrooms. Under the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program the teachers would work at the department for one year starting…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Teachers, Fellowships, Politics of Education
Keller, Bess; Sack, Joetta L. – Education Week, 2005
Widespread sniping at the Bush administration's centerpiece education law escalated into a frontal attack as the nation's largest teachers' union. Several school districts sued federal officials over the measure, just a day after the Utah legislature approved a bill challenging the reach of the law. The National Education Association's suit…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Court Litigation, Resistance to Change, Compliance (Legal)
Keller, Bess – Education Week, 2004
In this article, the author reports some 3,800 near-simultaneous "house parties" organized throughout Pennsylvania to call on their federal lawmakers to put more money into education. The parties, in which three-quarters of them were organized by teachers such as Jane Dugdale, are the main election-season event of a new coalition of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Organizations, Educational Change, Educational Finance