Saturday, August 30, 2014

Reading Magic Hits Denver

July 2, 2014 by clong  
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By Anita Merina Seuss was on the loose in Denver, Colorado, July 1 as three hundred local students descended upon the Denver Public Library for a bit of reading magic and a visit from the Cat in the Hat. and Thing 1 and Thing 2.  Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock welcomed students to the Read [...]

Tapping the STEM Potential of Latinos

October 23, 2012 by clong  
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By Brenda Álvarez When it comes to innovations in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, the United States has had, over the past two centuries, the good fortune to be able to tap the brain power of its citizens—both native born and those who have immigrated here. Their invaluable contributions have sharpened America’s [...]

NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen Honored by Latino Leaders

March 13, 2012 by Rebeca Logan  
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By Rebeca Logan For her “outstanding contributions to the Latino community” and her dedication as an educator, NEA vice-president Lily Eskelsen was honored by the Latino Leaders Network in Washington DC. “The future of our Latino community is linked to our Latino leadership. One of our most influential leaders both in terms of education and [...]

“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 [...]

NEA’s Eskelsen to Serve on White House Commission on Hispanic Education

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By Mary Ellen Flannery In August, President Barack Obama appointed Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association, to the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, a high-powered panel that will advise him on creating vital learning opportunities for the nation’s growing population of Hispanic students. “I’m not really into titles, but this [...]

Thousands of Educators Gather for Save Our Schools March

August 1, 2011 by twalker  
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By Rebecca Bright Educators and concerned citizens from across the country gathered on the White House Ellipse Saturday to urge national leaders to focus on education reform that provides a high-quality education for every student. The culmination of a week of conferences, Saturday’s Save Our Schools March included speakers such as Jonathan Kozol, an educator [...]

New Life for the DREAM Act?

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By Mary Ellen Flannery Mary Ann Pacheco still remembers a conversation with a former student, who had returned to campus after earning a college degree in architecture. ““I was talking to her and I said, ‘What are your plans for the future?’ And she said, ‘I don’t have a future – because I don’t have [...]

Can You Stand Up to Bullying?

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By Mary Ellen Flannery Just one caring adult can make all the difference in the world to a bullied child, research shows. One caring adult can keep them from dropping out of school. One caring adult can even save their life. NEA is asking you to be that adult. NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me, [...]

Wisconsin Educators Stand Firm, Fight For Workers’ Rights Goes National

February 20, 2011 by twalker  
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by Tim Walker As the historic protest in Madison stretched into it its sixth day, educators and public employees have succeeded in exposing the true intent behind Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “budget” proposals: an all-out attack on the right of state workers to have a voice in their profession. State employees have already signaled their [...]

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