Deployed High School Students Help Younger Peers Adjust to Challenges
April is Month of the Military Child.
Strong Support Systems, Collaboration Key to Retaining Quality Teachers in High-Poverty Schools
Low-Income, minority students tend to be assigned to less effective teachers.
Report: Black, Latino, and American Indian Students Facing Huge Barriers to Success
A new national, state scorecard explores the intersection of race and opportunity in the United States.
NEA Master Teacher Says Building Blocks Are Not Only for Kindergarteners
Arizona educator's lesson plans help teachers nationwide transition to common core.
National Movement to Curb High-Stakes Testing Gains Momentum
Across the nation, lawmakers feeling the pressure from educator activists.
Must ReadsWhere Are Some of the Worst Sex Ed Programs?
If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won’t be happy about the state of sex education in America. Around the country, teachers can provide sex education courses that are biased against specific races or ethnicities, that are inappropriate for students’ ages and that promote specific religious agendas, according to a recent Guttmacher Institute analysis. Furthermore, 37 states reportedly allow for medically inaccurate sex education, and only 18 states require teachers to provide information about contraception. Source: The Huffington Post
Education in Juvenile Justice System Lacking, Report Says
Many of the teenagers who enter the juvenile-justice system with anger problems, learning disabilities, and academic challenges receive little or no special help for those issues, and consequently fall further behind in school, a report released Thursday concludes. “Way too many kids enter the juvenile-justice system, they don’t do particularly well from an education standpoint while they’re there, and way too few kids make successful transitions out,” said Kent McGuire, the president and CEO of the Atlanta-based Southern Education Foundation. Source: Education Week
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Ahead in EdNEA Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women, June 29-30
Empower your inner social justice activist and leader! Register now for the 2014 NEA Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women. Learn more on NEA.org
GLSEN Day of Silence – April 11
Hundreds of thousands of students at more than 8,000 schools are expected to participate in the 19th annual Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Day of Silence on Friday to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Anyone can organize a Day of Silence activity or event, and it can be a powerful way to band together and take a stand. Learn more about how to register and organize an event.
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