NEA’s Back to School Tour Highlights Opportunity Gap in Public Education
What do affluent and high poverty schools have in common? Dedicated educators and inspiring students.
Poll: Public Rejects Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores
Americans also want more rigorous standards for teacher recruitment and preparation.
NEA President Salutes Florida Educators For Focusing on the Whole Child
Eskelsen García says teachers are finding ways to turn education away from standardized tests.
‘Relentless and Ruthless’: Filmmaker Robert Greenwald on the Koch Brothers
Director of 'Koch Brothers Exposed' talks about the billionaires' corrupting influence on education.
NEA Student Chair Takes Student Debt Personally
Herrig joins thousands of NEA members in calling on Congress to pass Senator Warren's student debt bill.
More Teachers Adopting Restorative Discipline Practices
Positive classroom management can help close the school-to-prison pipeline.
NEA Applauds Investigation into Ferguson Police Practices
It's the right time to raise awareness and create dialogue about racial and ethnic profiling, says Eskelsen García.
Must ReadsHow to Get Girls More Interested in STEM Subjects
To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one. Female students, for example, are poorly represented in science, technology, engineering, and math courses offered online, just as they are scarce in STEM classes conducted in physical classrooms. Why are girls underrepresented in STEM classes and careers? What can be done about it? Source: The Answer Sheet/The Washington Post
With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise
Technology companies are collecting a vast amount of data about students, touching every corner of their educational lives — with few controls on how those details are used. Now California is poised to become the first state to comprehensively restrict how such information is exploited by the growing education technology industry. Source: The New York Times
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Ahead in EdNational Hispanic American Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America. Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.
NEA’s 2014 Back to School Tour
With the start of the new school year, the National Education Association (NEA) is set to hit the road for its “Back to School” tour. Beginning in California on August 19th, other stops are scheduled for Florida, New Jersey, and Texas, where Lily Eskelsen García, the newly elected NEA President who takes office on September 1, and other NEA leaders will meet with members and community partners to raise awareness on issues affecting the nation’s public schools. Check here for daily updates.
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