Great teachers and support professionals, with the right policy supports and resources, are the ideal agents of permanent change – the true education experts. That’s why NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign is partnering with educators in struggling schools to provide additional professional development, trainings and resources that will help teachers and support professionals be the leaders in their profession. Read the stories below to learn more about the professional educators working in priority schools.
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.
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?
Massachusetts’ Innovation School process is more than just raising test scores. Educators want their school to be a welcoming community that addresses the learning and social-emotional needs of their students.
An ongoing debate exists in public education about the tension between choice and equity. Are Innovation Schools one way to strike a balance? Some educators and union leaders in some districts believe they’re an exciting option; others have doubts.
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.
Dayton Education Association President David Romick was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his role in school transformation efforts, especially at Belmont High School, one of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign sites.
Want to learn from and share with educators across the country from the comfort of home? Join a Virtual Learning Community, a private, online space centered on issues relevant to educators working in priority schools.
Keith G. Pemberton is a social worker at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, N.C., where he has built a strong and steady pipeline for parental involvement, specifically among fathers and male mentors. Check out his Classroom Superhero profile and leave some words of encouragement.