How Are Children Faring in America? The Good and Bad News
Moderate improvements in education threatened by persistently high child poverty rates.
Education Organizers Find Power in Numbers
At Education Summer 2014, NEA members learn to make “one small voice become thousands of voices.”
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.
Must ReadsWhy Are We Talking About Campbell Brown?
Capitalizing on her reputation as a former journalist and CNN correspondent,Campbell Brown has launched an all-put assault on teachers. Her lawsuit against teacher “tenure” in New York landed her on virtually every network news programs. Whatever Brown’s intentions are, they lack an understanding of both the current landscape of teaching in high-needs schools and of educational research. It’s time to get some facts straight. Source: The Huffington Post
For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital
Funding – or lack of it – is the number one issue facing school districts as they convert to the digital learning world. Consequently, the technological innovations that have permeated our private lives seem so far to have eluded many of the 50 million students enrolled in public K-12 education. Despite every best intention, the transition to digital isn’t quite here yet. Source: KQED MindShift
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Ahead in EdNEA’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.
NSTA 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.
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