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Newsweek Visits Hillsborough

Back in October, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel visited Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida with Education Secretary Arne Duncan to highlight the collaborative progress lead by the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association.

This week, Newsweek magazine picked up on that great work and reported what happens when union leaders and school reformers unite.

As Education Votes summarizes, Jean Clements, President of the Hillsborough CTA, says the collaboration has allowed both sides to have conversations about education topics that would normally be “taboo” in other locations.

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