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 [...]
American Education Week—November 18-22, 2013—presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration features a special observance each day of the week. Check out NEA’s American Education Week page for more information.
Many schools, districts, and states don’t recognize the enormous benefits of online communities and learning networks, prompting the U.S. Department of Education to convene the first Connected Educator Month in August 2012. The DOE has called together a second Connected Educator Month, to be held in October. This year’s event will have a special emphasis on helping [...]
Each year, from September 15-October 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month 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. Visit NEA.org for more more information and classroom resources.
Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight. In September, there is an extraordinary opportunity to build awareness and take action – nationally, as well as in your state, city, workplace and [...]
September 17, 2013 marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Visit the National Constitution Center for tools and resources to bring the Constitution alive in the classroom.
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place 50 years ago on August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. On that day Dr. King gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. On August 24, the National Action Network is sponsoring the “National Action to Realize the Dream March” to continue the [...]
Introduced by Bella Abzug (former member of the U.S. House of Representatives) and established in 1971, this day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which in 1920 gave women in the United States full voting rights. Visit the National Women’s History Museum for more information.
The National Science Teaching Academy (NSTA) is offering 1-year fellowships to second and third-year middle and high school science teachers to attend the New Science Teacher Academy. Learn more about the NSTA during a live web seminar on July 11. Application Deadline is August 1.