Kennedy Center Program Improving Access to Arts For All Students
Equity in and access to a strong arts education remains elusive for too many K-8 students.
Performance-Based Funding: Chasing Outcomes Over Real Learning
Public colleges and universities are being pressured to meet quotas to win funding.
New Teachers Staying in the Classroom, But For How Much Longer?
New data suggests increased instability in the profession as economy strengthens.
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.
Must ReadsHow Anxious are Kids About Taking Standardized Tests? This Anxious.
A counselor at an El Paso elementary school, in an effort to allay student fears about having to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests this week, held conversations with students in grades 3 through 5 to see exactly what they were worried about. The counselor made a list of comments kids had made during these discussions. Check out some of the responses. Source: The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet
Public School Students Will Look Pretty Different By 2022
In the future, public schools are going to be less white and more Hispanic, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The report estimates that between the 2009-2010 and 2022-2023 school years, there will be a 16 percent decrease in white students, 14 percent decrease in black students, and 29 percent decrease in American Indian and Alaskan Native students who graduate public high school. However, there’s expected to be 23 percent increase in Asian and Pacific Islander students and a whopping 64 percent increase in Hispanic students who graduate. Source: The Huffington Post
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Ahead in EdNational Teacher Day – May 6
May 6th is National Teacher Day, a time to thank the nation’s teachers—you and your colleagues—for all you do. You can find National Teacher Day Artwork here. Download poster and web art for this year’s celebration. And celebrate National Teacher Day on social media by using the #ThankaTeacher hashtag and join thousands showing their support for our nation’s teachers. Find out more at NEA.org (more…)
NEA 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
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