Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NEA President on Shooting of Rep. Giffords, 19 Others


By Cynthia McCabe and Staci Maiers NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on Saturday commented on the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and 12 injured, including a retired member of the Arizona Education Association. “On behalf of all the members of the National Education Association, I [...]

NEA President Shares Thoughts on NCLB With Washington Post


By Dennis Van Roekel first appeared in Valerie Strauss’ The Answer Sheet Nine years ago this week President George Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act that: a. Stunted the creativity and critical thinking skills of American public school children b. Prevented teachers from tapping into the full potential of their students [...]

Labor Secretary Thanks NEA for Work on Children, Families, Schools

December 10, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Jobs, NEA Headquarters, Top Stories


By Cynthia McCabe Failure to extend unemployment benefits will imperil working and middle class families, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told NEA’s Board of Directors Friday, calling on Congress to immediately pass legislation to help. The educators who comprise NEA’s board know better than anyone the impact on children when families cannot meet their basic needs, Solis said. [...]

Eskelsen to Congress: It’s Time to DREAM


By Mary Ellen Flannery There is new hope for Eric Balderas — and the hundreds of thousands of other undocumented students in the United States who would like to attend college or join the military, and grow up into productive, tax-paying residents of this country. Balderas, a biology student on full scholarship to Harvard University [...]

Labor Secretary Speaks to Latino Education Issues


By Mary Ellen Flannery During a speech at NEA headquarters on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis called on educators to encourage Latino and other students of color to attend college, saying, “My message to you is, we need to work together to empower our young people to have hope.” At the same time, [...]

Nation’s Public Schools Celebrate American Education Week


By Celeste Busser Starting today, the National Education Association joins the nation in celebrating American Education Week, which will be held November 14-20. The annual commemoration, now in its 89th year, shines a spotlight on the important work of creating great public schools for all of our students. The week’s theme, Great Public Schools: A [...]

Educators Pitch In to Mobilize Latino Vote


NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen joined other Latino leaders this past weekend to urge the 10,000 newly-registered Hispanic citizens in Las Vegas to turn out to vote. This past weekend marked the start of early voting in Las Vegas, and Latino voters are being encouraged to head to the polls and elect candidates who will [...]

NEA Leaders Join Parenting Mag, Target in Literacy Effort


By Ramona Parks NEA leaders joined Parenting magazine and Target this month for Read.Connect.Grow, a special series celebrating childhood literacy and fostering a life-long love of reading in children. NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen, Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle and Executive Committee member Christy Levings made stops in Washington, D.C., St. Paul, Minn., and New York to [...]

One Nation March Saturday Focuses on Education, Jobs


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 [...]

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


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 [...]

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