The Council of Chief State School Officers announced that Jeff Charbonneau, a 9-12th grade Chemistry, Physics and Engineering teacher in Washington state, is the 63rd National Teacher of the Year. Charbonneau, along with all 2013 State Teachers of the Year, was recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Charbonneau teaches [...]
Tens of thousands educators, parents, students, clergy and members of community groups from every corner of the nation will gather in Washington D.C. to raise their voices and press Congress on the urgent need to pass common sense immigration reform now to bring our students and their families out of the shadows. Read NEA Vice [...]
“Democracy Day” is the celebration of young people’s role in our democracy. Schools will be celebrating Democracy Day on the 22nd (March 23rd, the 42nd anniversary of passage of the 26th amendment, falls on a Saturday this year) by bringing Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class into their classrooms and educating their students about our country’s [...]
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 NEA Friend of Education Award. This award is the Association’s highest honor and may be bestowed on an individual, organization, or group whose leadership, acts, or support have significantly benefited public education, education employees, and/or students on a national level. Deadline is April 1, 2013.
National School Breakfast Week is all about educating students, parents, and the community about the benefits of a healthy school breakfast. Studies of school breakfast programs have found that students who eat breakfast at school show improved academic achievement – especially in vocabulary, math and standardized tests – have better attendance records, are less likely to be tardy [...]
Uma Thurman, Jake Austin, the Cat in the Hat, and 200 very excited public school students will be at The New York Public Library for a special event on Friday, March 1. WATCH online at 10 am ET
President Obama delivers the State of the Union on Tuesday night. Last week, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel sent a letter to President Barack Obama outlines three “opportunity” principles that educators believe should guide the president’s second term agenda.
At a minimum, education could still be hit with a cut of more than $3 billion this year. Call 1-866-293-7278 on Thursday, February 7 to reach your members of congress and urge them to support Kids Not Cuts!
On Wednesday, February 6, educators, students, parents and supporters of public education nationwide will take action in support of Garfield High School teachers and all teachers in Seattle Public Schools refusing to administer the MAP test. Supporters can participate in actions to show support for this effort. Visit Scrap The MAP! for more information.
Digital Learning Day celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. Educators are participating in a set of activities across the United States all year long and will culminate in a national celebration in Washington, DC on February 6, 2013. Learn more at the [...]