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.
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 [...]
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.
Beginning this week, educators from around the country will arrive in Colorado’s Mile High City to rise to the challenge of setting public education policy. Nearly 9,000 National Education Association members from every state will come together to address issues facing schools, students, and the teaching profession during the National Education Association’s 152nd Annual Meeting [...]
National Internet Safety Month is recognized in June, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance. It is an effort to remind people that Internet safety is an issue year-around and provide resources to educate families so they can become cyber savvy. For information how to help students connect smartly and safely, check out NEA HIN’s bNet [...]
Empower your inner social justice activist and leader! Register now for the 2014 NEA Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women. Deadline to register is May 25. 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.