Friday, September 19, 2014

Education Support Professionals On the Front Lines in Fight for School Modernization

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By John Rosales After a particularly snowy night in January, paraeducator Lynn Witts found herself zigzagging around water buckets the next morning as she walked the hallways at Polson High School in Montana. “The snow melted and we had buckets everywhere,” she says. While winter brings it share of snow and ice to challenge the [...]

CNN Spotlights Indoor Air Quality Impact on Student Learning

January 10, 2012 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories

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By Tim Walker and Cindy Long An estimated 14 million American children attend public schools that are in urgent need of  extensive repair or replacement and have unhealthy environmental conditions, including poor air quality, unsafe drinking water and inadequate safety systems. This weekend, CNN will spotlight the dire condition of schools and the health hazards [...]

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

November 16, 2011 by clong  
Filed under Education Funding, Featured News, Top Stories

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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 [...]

Community Colleges Need School Modernization Funds

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By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s hard to prepare students for 21st century careers when they’re sitting in 20th century classrooms, laboratories, and job-training facilities at aging community colleges across the country. That’s why educators like Derrick Griffey, a math instructor at Gadsden State Community College in Alabama, so strongly support President Obama’s Fix America’s Schools [...]