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How Are Unions Working on Education Reform?

Over on the Education Writer’s Association blog Ed Beat, education reporter Matt Franck (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) recently wrote a guest post about his experience at the EWA National Seminar.

Franck attended a conference session on union-led school reform, where Director of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign Sheila Simmons was a panelist. At the session, Frank learned about NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign and the efforts teachers unions are undertaking to be leaders in school reform and innovation. With most stories about teachers unions focusing on contracts, the good work often gets overlooked by reporters and editors.

“This may strike no one but me as a significant point. But as I assign reporters to cover various school districts, it now strikes me that they would be doing an incomplete job if they did not also get to know the union leadership. And not just in the context of contract negotiations,” Franck wrote.

Read the full blog post here.

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