April 18, 2013 by Brenda Álvarez
Today’s education reform climate seems to focus on a misguided narrative of unions as obstructionists and educators as villains, ignoring how educators and their unions are leading successful reform efforts all across the country. Here’s how Seattle is leading the profession.
April 2, 2013 by Brenda Álvarez
The first round of School Improvement Grant funding is now in its last year. Looking back, what’s been learned through SIG schools receiving NEA support? More important, what will happen once the funding ends?
January 24, 2013 by Brenda Álvarez
The hard work and dedication of educators and school leaders at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, N.C. received much-deserved recognition for closing its achievement gaps between students by significant margins.
September 7, 2012 by Brenda Álvarez
Educators at Glenwood Leadership Academy are demonstrating how collaborative efforts among groups with a vested interest in education can support the whole student and lift a community from despair.
April 26, 2012 by Brenda Álvarez
The transformation efforts Willie E. Thompson Middle School and Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan have boosted student achievement and are helping pull a struggling town out of economic decline.
January 18, 2012 by Brenda Álvarez
The Rising Scholars program at Academy Park HS in PA is helping bridge gaps, motivate students and strengthen relationships between teachers and students while getting them prepared for college and careers.
January 12, 2012 by Brenda Álvarez
Educators in the Romulus Education Association, working with district officials and school administrators, lead change in the district’s accountability system. Now there is a healthy dialogue on teaching and learning between teachers and administrators.
September 30, 2011 by Brenda Álvarez
Leo Tolstoy once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” That is until you meet Rob Townsend, a physical science teacher at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan, and his school principal,…
August 8, 2011 by Brenda Álvarez
When you think of school backpacks, you typically imagine them filled with books, spiral-bound note pads, folders, pencils and pens. But what do backpacks and school breakfast programs have in common? Typically, nothing. That is until you travel to Evansville,…
July 2, 2011 by Brenda Álvarez
Illinois Governor’s Partnership with Educators Takes Center Stage By Brenda Álvarez It started in the usual high-energy fashion. The NEA Representative Assembly, dubbed “Standing strong for our students, our schools, and America,” kicked-off with music from the Black Eyed Peas…
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