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Child Poverty Rate Increases Across the Nation

August 23, 2011 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Social Issues, Top Stories


By Tim Walker and Lance Fuller As the United States struggles to emerge from one of the worst economic downturns in history, the devastating effects of long-term high unemployment and increasing poverty – particularly on children – are coming into view. New data paints a stark picture of how the Great Recession has impacted young [...]

Community Colleges Critical For Job Creation, Says Obama


By Mary Ellen Flannery When Winston Bender graduates next year from Northern Virginia Community College with an associate’s degree in automotive technology, he knows he’ll have a job waiting. Standing next to him is proof — Kul “Jimmy” Heo, a recent graduate who had no problems getting a paycheck. “I am the proof!” he says, [...]

House of Representatives Slashes Education for Low-Income Kids


By Mary Ellen Flannery Almost 200,000 of this nation’s neediest children would lose their slots in Head Start programs, if U.S. Senators opt to approve a draconian federal budget passed by House Republicans last month. On Wednesday, the Senate agreed to approve a much smaller menu of spending reductions to prevent an imminent government shutdown, [...]

Labor Secretary Speaks to Latino Education Issues


By Mary Ellen Flannery During a speech at NEA headquarters on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis called on educators to encourage Latino and other students of color to attend college, saying, “My message to you is, we need to work together to empower our young people to have hope.” At the same time, [...]

House Delivers Final Victory for Students and Educators!

August 10, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Jobs, NEA, Top Stories


By Cynthia McCabe They did it. By the hundreds of thousands, NEA members, coalition partners, parents and governors called, emailed and lobbied Congress, demanding they do right by the nation’s students and save 161,000 educators’ jobs threatened by budget cuts. Congress listened and the U.S. House today authorized $10 billion in emergency funds for the Education [...]

U.S. House Has Opportunity to Save Jobs Today. Will It?

August 9, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Jobs, NEA, Top Stories


By Cynthia McCabe For President Obama to sign into law a bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week saving 161,000 educators’ jobs in time for the start of the school year, the U.S. House must finalize that vote with its own. Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week called the House back to Washington to take [...]

Teachers Face Personal Economic Collapse


By Cynthia McCabe Time is running out for Sherry Driscoll, a special education teacher in Winchester, Mass., who learned last month that she will be laid off at the end of this school year. She has three children and is the sole breadwinner for her family. They live in a rental house and that monthly [...]

Educators Face Rising Homeless Student Population

April 5, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Article by Topic, Homeless Students


By Mary Ellen Flannery April 5, 2010 — Tough economic times means increasing numbers of homeless children and students. You can’t practice the violin in a homeless shelter. Not really, not if you don’t want to wake the babies—and you don’t want to wake the babies. That’s something 14-year-old Chauncey learned last year during the [...]

Union-Business Partnership Creating Opportunities for Students in NY


By Kevin Hart It’s a question that has loomed large over every statewide election, every legislative session, and millions of kitchen tables from Albany to Buffalo over the past quarter century – what to do about the Upstate New York economy? The area, loosely defined as the region of New York north of the New [...]

Census Bureau Takes Attendance on April 1

March 24, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Article by Topic, Census 2010


By John RosalesWednesday, March 24, 20101 — The gulf that separates one school district from another can be measured by income levels, property taxes, unemployment and poverty rates. Over the next few weeks, as National Census Day (April 1) approaches, another vital measurement comes into play: the return rate of Census 2010 forms. Government officials [...]