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President Obama Salutes America’s Workers

September 3, 2012 by clong  
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By Amanda Litvinov President Obama celebrated Labor Day with thousands of working men and women in Toledo, Ohio, where union pride and support for workers’ rights were reinvigorated during last year’s historic citizens’ veto of legislation that threatened collective bargaining rights in the state. ‘This day belongs to the working men and women of America,” [...]

NEA Kicks Off Read Across America Tour with Mazda and ‘The Lorax’

February 22, 2012 by clong  
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By Teal Ruland From the Truffula Trees to the Once-ler, and the hoots of the Bar-ba-Loots, Dr. Seuss and the Lorax are loose in Miami and celebrating the joys of reading with students at Carol City Elementary School. Yesterday kicked off the NEA’s “Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda,” and the children were [...]

“We Have a Voice. We Will Be Heard.”

April 4, 2011 by twalker  
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By Meredith Barnett Today, educators across the nation are rallying, marching, holding vigils, and lobbying as part of the We Are One day of solidarity. April 4 commemorates the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, where he was rallying for sanitation workers’ rights. The We Are One movement honors Dr. King’s legacy [...]

From the Classroom to the Ballot Box

March 23, 2011 by Rebeca Logan  
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By Heather Smith, John I. Wilson and Les Francis Think back to the day you turned 16 and got your driver’s license, especially that picture of you with your trendy haircut, greasy forehead, and brace-covered teeth. Flash forward five years to the time you bought your first beer at 21, by which point you thankfully [...]

Four Things You Need to Know About the Pension “Crisis”

March 17, 2011 by twalker  
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Across the United States, public employee pensions are being held up as the embodiment of all that ails state budgets. Listening to the panic and misinformation, you’d think pensions were overblown, excessive, and headed for ruin. To avoid a fiscal meltdown, these lawmakers insist drastic measures are essential because retirement systems are causing a  “crisis.” [...]

But Will They Vote in 2012?

March 1, 2011 by twalker  
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By Meredith Barnett Of the tens of thousands who have been rallying for workers rights in cities and towns across the country, high school students have been among the most vocal groups. In Wisconsin and Idaho especially, teenagers are joining their parents and teachers in large-scale protests against legislation that they believe will jeopardize their [...]

NEA Hosts First Summit on Environmental Education

October 19, 2010 by Amy Buffenbarger  
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By Ilana Kowarski Uniting in a common cause for the first time, the NEA and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) co-sponsored a summit which attracted scholars from around the world, including acclaimed polar explorer Will Steger.  The summit, “Environmental Literacy for a Sustainable World,” focused on the following question:  How should educators prepare students [...]