Experts Discuss How to Expand STEM Initiatives
Success depends on education and business leaders working together, says NEA Vice President Pringle.
What Recovery? Schools Still Reeling From Budget Cuts
States provide less per-pupil funding for elementary and secondary students than they did six years ago.
11 Highlights from NEA’s Midwest Back to School Tour
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García visits Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan on last leg of tour.
Must ReadsUnion Sues State over Teacher Evaluation System
A union representing New Mexico school employees filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a new teacher evaluation system that heavily emphasizes student scores on standardized tests in rating the effectiveness of educators. The lawsuit, filed by the National Education Association New Mexico targets one of Gov. Susana Martinez’s signature education reforms. Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican
Enrollment in U.S. Colleges Declines for a Second Year
Enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities declined in 2013 for the second straight year as registrations in two-year colleges tumbled. College enrollment dropped 2.3 percent to 19.5 million, a decline of 463,000, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Enrollment in two-year colleges fell 9.6 percent to 5.27 million students, while four-year college enrollment rose 1.2 percent, according to the report. A cumulative decline of 930,000 for 2012 and 2013 follows a period of steady increase in higher education sign-ups from 2006 through 2011, when college enrollment rose by 3.2 million. Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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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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