Linda Darling-Hammond: Time for the U.S. to Learn the Right Lessons from High-Performing Nations
For starters, they test less and invest more.
On 20th Anniversary of Proposition 187, Latino Leaders Promise Mobilization
"We will prevail because hope is stronger than fear," says NEA President Eskelsen García.
Another Lousy ‘Reform’ Idea: Eliminating Remedial Education
Removing developmental education will not only fail to improve student progress but will severely impact low-income students and minorities.
Three Things You Can Do To Help Make College More Affordable
On November 10, NEA’s Degrees Not Debt campaign kicks off a week of action.
Must ReadsGOP Schooled on Education Politics
Republicans thought this would be the year to make education their winning issue. The plan was simple: Talk up the GOP’s support for school choice — including vouchers to help parents pay for private school — and win the hearts of moms everywhere. It hasn’t worked out like that. Instead, in Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Republicans are on the defensive about education. “The plethora of education messages hitting races at every level is unprecedented,” said Karen White, political director for the National Education Association, which plans to spend as much as $60 million this cycle. “I really do believe it’s the perfect storm around every officeholder in the country.” Source: Politico
More AP Courses Slated for Major Overhaul
Despite the recent fallout over new guidelines for Advanced Placement U.S. History, the College Board is making similar changes to most science and history AP courses in an effort to emphasize critical thinking. The College Board is in the process of retooling many of its 36 courses to more align with what it sees as meeting the needs of today’s rigorous college instruction. The new courses – from Art History to Physics — will cover fewer topics and aim to address charges that the old courses prized rote memorization over imaginative thinking. Source: The Hechinger Report
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Ahead in EdOctober is National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Find out more at NEA’s Bully-Free: It Starts With Me campaign. Resources include the NEA Bullying Prevention Kit, 10 Steps to Stop and Prevent Bullying and the Bully Free: It Starts With Me pledge.
National 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.
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