Teacher Contract Campaign Puts Student Learning Front and Center
In St. Paul, one simple question drove negotiations: What do students deserve?
NEA’s Back to School Tour Highlights Opportunity Gap in Public Education
What do affluent and high poverty schools have in common? Dedicated educators and inspiring students.
Poll: Public Rejects Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores
Americans also want more rigorous standards for teacher recruitment and preparation.
NEA President Salutes Florida Educators For Focusing on the Whole Child
Eskelsen García says teachers are finding ways to turn education away from standardized tests.
‘Relentless and Ruthless’: Filmmaker Robert Greenwald on the Koch Brothers
Director of 'Koch Brothers Exposed' talks about the billionaires' corrupting influence on education.
NEA Student Chair Takes Student Debt Personally
Herrig joins thousands of NEA members in calling on Congress to pass Senator Warren's student debt bill.
More Teachers Adopting Restorative Discipline Practices
Positive classroom management can help close the school-to-prison pipeline.
Must ReadsL.A. Schools Police will Return Grenade Launchers
Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the U.S. Department of Defense to halt the practice for schools. The Los Angeles School Police Department, which serves the nation’s second-largest school system, will return three grenade launchers but intends to keep 61 rifles and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle it received through the program. Source: Los Angeles Times
Guess What? Millennials Are Readers
Millennials may be thought of as the iPhone generation, but it seems plenty of them still enjoy an old-fashioned book. Pew Research surveyed 6,000 Americans ages 16 and over for a report called “Younger Americans andPublic Libraries.” They found that 88% of adults under 30 read a book in the past year, while only 79% of those 30 and over read one. Adults 65 and over were the age group least likely to have read a book this year, according to Pew. Source: USA Today
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Ahead in EdNational 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.
NEA’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.
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