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Politicians Threaten Money Authorized to Rehire Educators

August 19, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Education Funding, Featured News, Jobs, Top Stories

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By Cynthia McCabe and Miguel Gonzalez Even though Congress flew back to Washington for an emergency vote and President Obama signed legislation speeding funds to states to stave off massive layoffs of educators, some school superintendents and governors are claiming they’ll hit the breaks on any rehiring. On their watch, class sizes could balloon, bus [...]

Educators Greet Jobs Funding With Relief, Optimism

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By Kevin Hart One day after the House passed and President Barack Obama signed a $10 billion education jobs fund projected to save 161,000 public school jobs, educators across the Internet are reacting with a mixture of excitement and concern about when, or if, they will be recalled to work. Pamela Furtado-Hood, a kindergarten teacher [...]

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 [...]

Senate Votes to Save 161,000 Educators’ Jobs

August 5, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe, Miguel Gonzalez and Collin Berglund The U.S. Senate today approved much-needed funding that will save an estimated 161,000 educator jobs nationwide. By the hundreds of thousands, NEA members spent the past five months contacting Congress, tallying nearly 400,000 calls and emails in the days leading up to the crucial vote. Joining them [...]

Bipartisan Call Heard: The House is Coming Back

August 4, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Jobs, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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By Cynthia McCabe In the tweet heard ’round the education world, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday afternoon answered a bipartisan call from Senate leaders to bring her members back to Washington to save 161,000 educators’ jobs. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), following their monumental vote this [...]

Senate Clears Key Hurdle to Save Educator Jobs

August 4, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Cynthia McCabe and Sara Robertson This morning, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward on a bill that would save 138,000 educators’ jobs jeopardized by state budget cuts. By a vote of 61-38, senators voted for cloture, which allows debate on legislation containing $10 billion for education jobs funding to proceed. Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe [...]

NEA Members Get It Done! House Passes $10 Billion Jobs Bill

July 1, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Miguel Gonzalez and Cynthia McCabe The House of Representatives voted tonight to approve funding that will save an estimated 138,000 educator jobs. NEA members called Congress today by the hundreds, adding to more than 60,000 calls made in the weeks leading up to tonight’s crucial vote. The measure passed shortly before 10:30 p.m. by [...]

Education Jobs Fund Passes Key Hurdle in House

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By  Cynthia McCabe From Wisconsin to Washington, political leaders this week called on the U.S. House and Senate to act now and authorize funding that will save hundreds of thousands of educators jobs. Failure to do so, President Obama and governors from across the country said, would be to risk the fragile economic recovery they’re [...]

Laid-off Oklahoma Teacher to Congress: ‘Our Kids Need Your Help’

June 30, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Brian Washington Mitzi Ridinger, a teacher from Sallisaw, Okla., has joined the ranks of National Education Association members from Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina and California — who have all received pink slips — in urging their members of Congress to pass the Education Jobs Fund. Ridinger, a pre-K teacher at Greasy Elementary School located [...]

Facing Deep Cuts, One State Says ‘Enough is Enough’

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By Cynthia McCabe Asked to do even more with even less — less funding, less staffing, less respect — Michigan educators said enough is enough last week. Their story is echoed across the country as educators eye the layoffs of an estimated 300,000 of their colleagues (and in some cases, themselves) due to state fiscal [...]

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