The U.S. Dropout Rate is Falling Fast, But Hold the Champagne
National conversations about school equity and obstacles to higher education can't be ignored.
Students Speak Out on Staying Motivated and Engaged in Learning
NEA panel hands the microphone over to the voices rarely heard in the education debate.
Master Teachers Discuss Pathways to Leadership – Inside and Outside the Classroom
Advocating publicly for students and great teaching go hand-in-hand.
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.
Must ReadsAre Cell Phone Bans Worth the Trouble?
While many districts see personal mobile devices purely as distractions, many educators are embracing their potential as learning tools. According to a 2013 Project Tomorrow survey, 32 percent of districts had policies prohibiting the use of personal mobile devices by students. That same survey, though, showed that attitudes were shifting. In 2010, 25 percent of principals said they were likely to allow or already allowed students to use personal mobile devices in school; in 2013 the number was 51 percent. Source: T.H.E. Journal
Are Teachers Warming Up to the Common Core?
In a new survey, teachers say they’re feeling more confident about using the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms—an optimistic finding that comes even as recent polls suggest dwindling public support for the initiative. Although enthusiasm for the Common Core declined to 68 percent from 73 percent last year, among teachers who have worked with the standards for at least a year, 86 percent described themselves as enthusiastic about the implementation. This finding is consistent with recent surveys of other educators, suggesting that confidence in the Common Core is higher among educators in states that were early adopters. Source: The Atlantic
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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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