Month: June 2018

The delegates to NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly are more energized than ever as they prepare to set education policy just days after the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision that sided with corporate interests over working people, threatening the future of workers’ rights. More than 6,000 educators from every state will come together
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WASHINGTON ― Hundreds of Georgetown University alumni are calling on Kirstjen Nielsen, a fellow alumna, to resign as homeland security secretary over her role in separating migrant children from their parents at the border. “As alumni and students of the Jesuit tradition, we cannot stand silent as these atrocities are being committed,” reads a Change.org petition launched last
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The radical conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court have twice now in two months ganged up on working Americans, denying them their right to band together to achieve mutual goals.    Last month, the extremist court majority sided with big business to deprive workers of the right to sue collectively in class actions to redress violations
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By Emmanuel Felton, The Hechinger Report This story about collective impact was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter. EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Lettie Hicks is a dreamer. The 33-year-old mother of three doesn’t just have big plans
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Before becoming U.S. secretary of education ― a position dedicated to enforcing and crafting national education laws ― Betsy DeVos spent decades in Michigan, carefully influencing education policy through millions of dollars in donations to politicians and philanthropy. Now that DeVos has left her home state to join President Donald Trump’s administration in Washington, politicians back
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Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois Educators are chock full of good ideas, especially when it comes to the betterment of their students. So when Illinois Education Association (IEA) member and board director Andrew “Andy” Hirshman, a social studies teacher at Mundelein High School, invited teachers, school staff, university researchers, and parents to an event
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One of the Department of Education’s top civil rights appointees said in a private meeting that it isn’t necessary for the Trump administration to rescind school discipline guidance designed to protect black and brown children.  The appointee, Candice Jackson, also acknowledged that such a move could harm vulnerable kids, according to a document obtained by
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Teachers unions and civil rights groups filed a human rights complaint at the United Nations Wednesday morning over the Trump administration’s policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border.  The zero tolerance policy designed to deter illegal border-crossing puts parents in jail while their children are placed in detention centers. It resulted in nearly 2,000 children
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Reimagining Classrooms: Teachers as Learners and Students as Leaders TED Talks are a source of inspiration, knowledge and motivation for countless educators. Dig deeper to find more, but here are ten presentation teachers may find most useful and informative.  North Dakota teacher Kayla Delzer seeks to change how technology is viewed in the classroom.
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The Oklahoma teacher who sells his blood to pay his bills, or the one who works four jobs, including as a roofer aren’t alone. Stories about poor teacher pay captured the nation’s notice during this #RedforEd spring, as educators walked out and rallied in at least six states for fair wages and increased education funding.
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For many American children, summer vacation means sunshine, hot days and freedom from homework and early bedtimes. But for millions of kids and their families, it also brings fear. How are they going to eat during those three months? More than 30 million children ― roughly 54 percent of America’s school kids pre-K through grade 12
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