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NEA Participates in White House Community College Summit

October 5, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Academics, Higher Education, NEA

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By Miguel Gonzalez At the request of President Barack Obama, Dr. Jill Biden today convened the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. The event brought together community colleges, the business and philanthropic communities, federal and state policy leaders, and students to discuss how community colleges can help meet the nation’s job training and education [...]

One Nation Rally Touts Education, Jobs

October 4, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Jobs, NEA, Top Stories

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By Meredith Barnett Tens of thousands of activists, including hundreds of NEA-member teachers and education support professionals, gathered Saturday at the One Nation Working Together Rally to call on Washington for justice, jobs and education. One of these advocates was Rita Darragh-Connors, who traveled over 150 miles from Allentown, Pa., to march for her middle [...]

One Nation March Saturday Focuses on Education, Jobs

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By Cynthia McCabe Soccer practice can wait. The leaves will be there next weekend for raking. Everything can be put on hold for a day to march on Washington on behalf of the new civil rights movement — jobs and education for all. Tens of thousands are expected to converge on the National Mall Saturday [...]

Schools Ready for Flu Season, H1N1

September 23, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Health, NEA, Top Stories

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By Meredith Barnett Sneezes and sniffles are starting to infiltrate classrooms and flu season is on its way. But schools and health organizations, armed with lessons learned from 2009’s pandemic flu outbreak, are preparing early. This year, H1N1 poses less of a threat, and schools are better equipped to hold vaccination clinics and continue “sickness [...]

Prioritizing Family, School and Community Engagement

September 20, 2010 by Amy Buffenbarger  
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By Amy Buffenbarger Representatives from dozens of national, state and local organizations involved with public education gathered in Alexandria, Va. last week to participate in NEA’s National Summit on Family, School and Community Engagement. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel opened the event. “As educators, we know that the development of the whole child extends beyond [...]

Working Mother Mag Names NEA One of Its 100 Best Companies

September 14, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, NEA, NEA Headquarters, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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By Christiana Campos Working Mother magazine has named the National Education Association one of its 100 best companies for family-friendly benefits. More than 58 percent of NEA’s workforce of roughly 500 employees at its Washington, D.C. headquarters is female. NEA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of paid health and dental insurance [...]

Labor Uniting for the American Worker This Holiday

September 2, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe For 31 million Americans, the impending Labor Day holiday won’t mean a welcome day off of work to enjoy a cookout or wring out the last of summer’s delights. It will be yet another day that they remain unemployed, unable to support themselves, their families and the American economy. The American labor [...]

NEA Walks the Walk on Green Building

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 By Kevin Hart The National Education Association, which has long advocated for environmentally sustainable practices in school construction and maintenance, has received a coveted environmental designation for its Washington, D.C. headquarters.   NEA’s headquarters facility has obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, making it one of only eight buildings in Washington, [...]

House Delivers Final Victory for Students and Educators!

August 10, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe They did it. By the hundreds of thousands, NEA members, coalition partners, parents and governors called, emailed and lobbied Congress, demanding they do right by the nation’s students and save 161,000 educators’ jobs threatened by budget cuts. Congress listened and the U.S. House today authorized $10 billion in emergency funds for the Education [...]

U.S. House Has Opportunity to Save Jobs Today. Will It?

August 9, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe For President Obama to sign into law a bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week saving 161,000 educators’ jobs in time for the start of the school year, the U.S. House must finalize that vote with its own. Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week called the House back to Washington to take [...]

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