How $3 Can Help Transform the Teaching Profession

The Great Public Schools (GPS) Fund is using union-led initiatives to strengthen the education professions and improve student success.
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National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples Addresses Colleagues at NEA Convention

Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas delivered a rousing reminder of why millions of educators answer the call to teach.
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The Myth of a Teacher’s ‘Summer Vacation’
The “last day of school” is a misnomer. Research suggests most teachers get jobs in the summer to supplement their school-year salaries. Source: The Atlantic
Nearly Four of 10 U.S. Kids Exposed to Violence
Phone-based surveys show that nearly four of every 10 kids and teens in the U.S. were exposed to violence or abuse over the previous year. “Children are the most victimized segment of the population,” said study leader David Finkelhor of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Source: Reuters
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Supreme Court’s Review of ‘Fair Share’ Threatens Working Families and Public Services, Say Labor Leaders

Lawsuit could curtail freedom of educators and other public employees to join together to improve their jobs and serve their communities.
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