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Your Choice for Substitute Educator for a Day? Matt Damon

November 21, 2011 by twalker  
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By Christiana Campos Award-winning screenwriter, actor and philanthropist Matt Damon would make a great “substitute educator for a day,” according to an online poll conducted during American Education Week. Results from the National Education Association’s (NEA) fifth annual Substitute Educators Day online poll reveal that 84 percent of respondents would like to see Damon at [...]

“A National Crisis”: NEA Spotlights Urgent Need for School Modernization

November 16, 2011 by clong  
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By Cindy Long When it rains, water pours out of the ceiling into Christopher Meyer’s classroom. He places buckets around the room, pushes student desks out of the way, and puts a tarp over his own desk. Then he has to scramble to find a dry, safe room where he can continue his lessons. “At [...]

American Education Week Focuses on Nation’s Commitment to Students and Educators

November 14, 2011 by twalker  
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By Christiana Campos Communities across the nation are  joining the National Education Association this week to celebrate American Education Week (AEW). The annual observance, now in its 90th year, honors students’ hard work to learn, recognizes the professionalism and dedication of teachers, support staff and other educators, thanks parents and members of the community who help students succeed, and rededicates [...]

America’s Dream Substitute Teacher? CNN’s Anderson Cooper

November 19, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Celeste Busser CNN’s Anderson Cooper, journalist, author and television personality, would also make a great substitute teacher. That’s the verdict rendered by those who voted in the National Education Association’s fourth annual Substitute Educator’s Day poll, conducted to draw attention to the role that substitute educators play in our nation’s schools. Substitute teachers have [...]

NEA President Joins Education Secretary, Maryland Governor to Celebrate Educators

November 18, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Celeste Busser U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley today joined NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, visiting Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., to celebrate American Education Week. The education leaders addressed the need to attract more bright young people into the teaching profession. NEA President Dennis Van [...]

Unsung Heroes Saluted on Education Support Professionals Day

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By Celeste Busser Schools across the country are joining the National Education Association and its 3.2 million members today in celebrating Education Support Professionals Day. Among the day’s events and activities are appreciation breakfasts, luncheons and other celebrations to honor the individuals who work behind the scenes to support students and help schools run smoothly. [...]

Nation’s Public Schools Celebrate American Education Week

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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 [...]