Empower your inner social justice activist and leader! Register now for the 2014 NEA Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women. Learn more on NEA.org
Hundreds of thousands of students at more than 8,000 schools are expected to participate in the 19th annual Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Day of Silence on Friday to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Anyone can organize a Day of Silence activity or event, and it [...]
National Poetry Month is held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Celebrate with these lessons, activities, and video/audio readings.
Educators and leaders will gather in Washington on April 2 to discuss critical issues relative to student success with members of Congress and policymakers. And in communities across the country, we’ll be standing up and raising our voices to demand that our local officials—recruit caring and qualified young people to the education profession, provide adequate [...]
Nominations for the second annual Music Educator Award are now open. The award is open to current U.S.-based music teachers from kindergarten through college, in public and private schools. Visit Grammy for more information. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014. To view guidelines and/or nominate your favorite music educator, visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.
To commemorate the anniversary of the 26th Amendment, Rock the Vote, in partnership with the National Education Association, brings you Democracy Day on March 21. NEA is asking educators, principals, school support staff and community organizations nationwide to commit to teaching Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class lesson to students before the end of the school year.
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.