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.
How Music Education Powers the STEAM Movement
The arts help students develop the workforce skills they will need to succeed in the 21st Century, experts say.
Despite Political Battle, Schools Forge Ahead With Healthier Meals
Michigan district does everything it can to bring proper nutrition to each and every student.
Beyond Books: Reversing the Teen Reading Decline
Educators offer a few tips to help students read for pleasure again.
Must ReadsNRA Video: Kids Should Be Proficient With Guns to Move Up in School
In a video titled “Everyone Gets a Gun,” posted this week by the National Rifle Association, commentator Billy Johnson said firearm proficiency should be a requirement in schools, just like reading and writing. “Just like we teach them reading and writing, necessary skills. We would teach shooting and firearm competency,” he explained. “It wouldn’t matter if a child’s parents weren’t good at it. We’d find them a mentor. It wouldn’t matter if they didn’t want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade.” Johnson also said the government would have to “subsidize” the purchase of guns like it did with food, education, and health care.
Unions Put Teachers on Streets — For Votes
Teachers unions are struggling to protect their political clout, but as the midterm elections approach, they’re fighting back with their most popular asset: the teachers themselves. The unions are sending armies of educators to run a huge get-out-the-vote effort aimed at reversing the red tide that swept Republicans into power across the country in 2010. “If someone knocks on your door and says, ‘I’m Mark, I’m from the state Democratic Party,’ you take the literature and shut the door,” said Karen White, political director for the National Education Association. “If you say, ‘Hi, I’m Karen, I’m a third-grade teacher at Hillsmere Elementary and I’m here to tell you what’s at stake for public education,’ that gets a very different reaction from the voter.”
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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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