Thursday, July 31, 2014

Is the U.S. Falling Behind in Higher Education?

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By Mary Ellen Flannery The United States, once the global leader in the production of a most singular resource—its talent pool of college graduates—is losing ground to emerging nations like South Korea and China. The recent, “Education at a Glance,” an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), found that about [...]

Protect Pell Grants: Protect the Middle Class

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By Mary Ellen Flannery Cutting the Pell Grant program – the ticket to the American Dream for 9.4 million college students this year alone – is exactly what you don’t want to do in an economic recession, said a panel of U.S. Senators, college presidents, and students on Tuesday. “This is America’s future,” said Sen. [...]

NEA VP Talks Shop at the Mom Congress

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By Ramona Parks-Kirby NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen welcomed 51 mom advocates from across the country to Washington, D.C., Monday and gave them valuable tips on getting involved in their children’s education, meeting with policymakers and lobbying to push for resources for students and schools. During her presentation, she stressed the value of parental involvement [...]