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 ReadsMost States Still Funding Schools Less Than Before the Recession
States are providing less per-pupil funding for kindergarten through 12th grade than they did seven years ago — often far less. The reduced levels reflect primarily the lingering effects of the 2007-09 recession. At a time when states and the nation need workers with the skills to master new technologies and adapt to the complexities of a global economy, this decline in state educational investment is a major cause for concern. Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
NEA President: We Need ‘Brave Solutions’ on Testing
Recent statements by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools, and a new report from Center for American Progress have confirmed that too often and in too many places, the education system has turned into a system of teach, learn and test with a focus on punishments and prizes. “In order to reduce the over-use and abuse of standardized tests, we still need a brave solution from the federal government—such as a return to grade span testing,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García explained. “The sheer volume of tests and test prep that students must endure because of over-testing in America’s schools takes away from students’ time to learn and does nothing to close opportunity gaps.” Source: NEA
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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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