The March 2014 Theme for Women’s History Month is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life in these lessons and activities.
International Women’s Day is a national holiday in twenty-seven countries and is the focus of thousands of events held across the world. “Inspiring Change” is the theme of International Women’s Day. This theme encourages everyone to contribute to the advancement of women and challenge inequities that persist in the United States and abroad. Visit NEA.org for [...]
Music programs nationwide are in danger. State and local legislators are attempting to make up for funding shortfalls in this difficult economy by cutting education budgets, which can place school music at risk. Music In Our Schools Month – March 2014 – is a perfect time to get involved and do your part to ensure that [...]
To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, NEA.org offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.
Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. Learn more at http://www.digitallearningday.org
The No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children’s publishing, consists of over 40 national partner groups. The project seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling [...]
Ten music teachers from ten cities across eight states have been announced as finalists for the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation’s first annual Music Educator Award. The finalists were culled from more than 30,000 initial nominations submitted from all 50 states. The winner will be unveiled in January. Visit Grammy.com for more information.
The mission of The National Teachers Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor exceptional career teachers, encourage excellence in teaching, and preserve the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the United States. Each year, five outstanding teachers are inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame after a rigorous nomination/ application process. Do you know [...]
On December 9th, educators will join parents, students and community leaders across the country to hold local actions that demand their direct involvement in decisions that impact public schools. In communities across the country, these key stakeholders are demanding more for America’s kids than the current market-driven reforms which proliferate rather than address inequity. For more [...]
Every year, since 1967, NEA has honored human and civil rights heroes at a black-tie awards dinner. And every year, those heroes have inspired us. Get involved by nominating someone, an affiliate or an organization for an award. We are looking for individuals, including colleagues, or groups, including affiliates, that have advanced the cause of civil [...]