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What Does Sustainable Education Reform Look Like?

July 16, 2012 by twalker  
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By Amy Buffenbarger Last December, NEA laid out its Leading the Profession Action Agenda, incorporating proven best practices in education from thousands of teachers around the country and input from the independent Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, created by NEA in 2010 to examine the teaching profession and make recommendations on maximizing teacher and teaching effectiveness. [...]

How Should We Support New Teachers? Arne Duncan Hears From NEA-Student Members

July 10, 2012 by twalker  
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By Mary Ellen Flannery How can this nation do a better job of attracting, supporting, and learning from great teachers? U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan really wants the answer to that question—the country really needs the answer to that question, he said—and he got it on Monday from a group of NEA-Student members. These [...]

Education Department Launches “National Conversation” on Teacher Quality

February 16, 2012 by twalker  
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By Michelle Hudgins and Tim Walker National Education Association leaders believe a new Department of Education proposal is a promising proposition toward improving the teaching profession. This week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launched RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching), a proposal that challenges states and districts to work with teachers [...]

Van Roekel Announces Plan to Strengthen Teaching Profession

December 8, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel today laid out a new action agenda for the nation’s largest organization of educators that will help transform the teaching profession and accelerate student learning. Speaking at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., Van Roekel detailed three major strategies that will guide the NEA’s [...]