Top Teachers Union Invests in School Reform Plan with Carnegie Corporation Support

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The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second largest union, announced the first recipients of grants for education initiatives in which teacher unions and their partners will push the envelope to improve schools, teaching and learning in exciting, new ways. 

The Innovation Fund, supported in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, provides grants to AFT affiliates nationwide to develop bold education innovations in public schools. Read the press release.

"The AFT is taking significant strides to improve educational outcomes for our students by investing in strengthened accountability, including using student achievement measures as part of both teacher evaluation and differentiated professional development, and creating innovative model contracts that could be expanded across the country," said Talia Milgrom-Elcott, program officer in urban education at Carnegie Corporation of New York.