The Key to Fighting Privatization? Preparation
New Jersey local is hit hard by surprise announcement of privatization but acts fast
Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Expanding Early Childhood Education. Is Congress Listening?
Poll: Public supports new investments even if they increase deficit in the short term.
Educators Defeat Attempt to Strip Teacher Licenses Over Test Scores
Already under pressure from new evaluation system, Tennessee teachers say enough is enough.
New Report Spotlights Stagnant Wage Growth for Mid- and Late-Career Teachers
Salaries for teachers with at least 10 years experience "painfully low" in many states.
Lessons From a Special Education Teacher: Be Flexible, No Labels, and Always Stay Organized
See your child for their ability, not their disability, says Amanda Lohrenz.
Must ReadsNEA’s Lily Eskelsen Garcia on Teaching, Testing and Fighting Back
The National Education Association has been moving toward a more confrontational response to the push, from Democrats as well as Republicans, for public education to be more and more dominated by standardized testing. That testing is taking over the time students spend in the classroom, as well as being used as a weapon against their teachers—and it’s all a distraction from real problem of inequality. In an interview with Daily Kos, NEA President-Elect Lily Eskelsen Garcia discusses testing and where she wants to take the NEA. Source: Daily Kos
Race to the Top Is Five Years Old, But Did It Actually Improve Student Achievement?
Race to the Top just had its fifth birthday and almost all of the $4 billion in federal cash states were awarded under the programs has been spent. So did the program actually move the needle on student achievement? Did the money make a difference in states that had it and states that didn’t? We’ll know all those answers…eventually.
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Ahead in EdNSTA New Science Teacher Academy – Deadline August 22
The National Science Teachers Association is currently accepting applications for the 2014–2015 New Science Teacher Academy. The Academy is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Visit NSTA for more information.
2014 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, June 26-July 6
Beginning this week, educators from around the country will arrive in Colorado’s Mile High City to rise to the challenge of setting public education policy. Nearly 9,000 National Education Association members from every state will come together to address issues facing schools, students, and the teaching profession during the National Education Association’s 152nd Annual Meeting and 93rd Representative Assembly (RA). Visit NEA.org for more information.
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