The Future of HBCUs Brightens With Fix to Federal Loan Program
Historically Black Colleges and Universities are key to higher education but rising costs are closing doors.
Poll: Parents Want an End to the Testing Obsession
More and more people understand that over testing is taking a toll on our students, says NEA President-Elect García.
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.”
Must ReadsIs Teacher Attrition Actually Increasing?
The short answer is yes, but, as usual, it’s more complicated than a simple yes/no answer. In general, teachers leave for a variety of reasons, and this attrition, in addition to high mobility, can present a serious obstacle for schools and districts around the nation. Identifying causes and possible solutions can help to address this problem, but it’s important to begin by looking closely and thoroughly at the available data, rather than making assumptions about what those data show. Source: The Huffington Post
It All Started With ‘A Nation At Risk’
In 1983, A Nation At Risk triggered a panic and launched a movement to transform the public education system. A generation later, its effects are powerful. The excoriation of American schooling is what most people remember, but its actual legacy is ingrained in public education today. The report’s five proposed solutions – improving content, raising standards, overhauling the teaching profession, adding time to the school day and year, and improving leadership and fiscal support – are clear in current reform. Source: The Hechinger Report
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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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