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

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


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 [...]

Surviving Teacher Burnout

June 7, 2011 by jrosales  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories


By John Rosales On August 15, five days before the start of the 2010-2011 school year, Michelle Totra’s summer came to a crashing end. She was told by the superintendent of the Needles Unified School District in California that she had been involuntarily transferred from her elementary school to Needles High school. In an instant, [...]

Government Shutdown: How Would Educators Feel the Impact?

April 8, 2011 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories, Uncategorized


By Tim Walker and Cindy Long (Update: A deal was reached between President Obama and Congressional leaders late Friday night on a budget plan for the rest of the fiscal year that will avert a government shutdown.) Tricia Sardella, a classroom teacher, is just one of the tens of millions of Americans who would be [...]