Month: June 2019

Delegates stand to vote during Red For Ed Day at the 2018 NEA Representative Assembly in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 5th 2018. (Photo/Calvin Knight) Nearly 7,000 NEA members will begin arriving in Houston, Texas, today for NEA’s 157th Annual Meeting and 98th  Representative Assembly (RA), the world’s largest deliberative body that sets policy for the organization.
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(Photo © 2016 NEA / Moses Mitchell Photography) Experienced teachers are the common factor among 156 California school districts where black and Hispanic students, as well as white students, are beating the odds and scoring higher than expected on tests that measure higher-level critical thinking skills, according to new research from the Stanford University-based Learning
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(Photo: United Teachers Los Angeles) Catskill Avenue Elementary, located about 14 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, is a “legacy school,” says 5th grade teacher Elizabeth Untalan. “It’s been around for 71 years….Grandparents, great-grandparents, daughters son have all gone through our doors.” But Untalan and many of her colleagues and neighborhood parents are worried. They believe
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NEA EdJustice Resources and stories for creating safe, affirming schools for LGBTQ students. Take Action: Tell the Senate to Pass the Equality ActMore than half the states in the U.S. lack fully inclusive non-discrimination protections, leaving millions of people subject to potential discrimination in their daily lives. NEA’s Read Across America CalendarEducator-recommended, age-appropriate titles that explore
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Curbing the national teacher shortage depends a great deal on paying educators a professional salary.  Teachers are struggling to make ends meet, and the gap between their salaries and those in professions requiring similar levels of education turns many potential candidates away from the classroom. Focusing exclusively on the “teacher pay penalty,” however, underplays the
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High school counselor Kris Bertsch Rydell (photo: courtesy of California Teachers Association) A Santa Rosa High School (SRHS) counselor is being punished for standing up for her students. So say students, parents, and her colleagues in the Santa Rosa Teachers Association (SRTA), who are rallying behind the highly decorated and respected veteran high school counselor,
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