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.
What does an education utopia look like? According to NEA, an education utopia has a system that ensures quality in five domains: quality professions, quality professionals, quality schools, quality policy, and quality unions.
Staff and students at Quil Ceda and Tulalip Elementary Schools are on their way to becoming the high-achieving school they know they can be. This video highlights the specific measures staff have taken to build their effectiveness.
The Belmont series continues with this story about how the educators at the high school lead curriculum development, implementation and how they’re measuring it all while preparing their new 7th and 8th graders for success.
The extraordinary transformation at Oak Hill Elementary continues to garner acclaim with the announcement that principal Patrice Faison was named the 2012 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.
Educators in priority schools are taking the helm of local school reforms while changing the perception of their profession and association. Learn about the work of NEA members in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Maine and North Carolina.
How can public education advocates cut through politics and bad research to transform the teaching profession? NEA President Dennis Van Roekel tackled this issue with a panel of international teacher leaders at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning.
In a post featured on the Huffington Post’s Education page, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel explains how “local teachers unions are stepping up to the challenge of raising academic performance” in schools serving high populations of poor students.
Paul Hernandez is an assistant professor whose research focuses on sociology of education and social inequality. His work with educators in lower-performing schools has helped at-risk students to achieve academically, personally and attend college.
There are over 91,000 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) across the country. In this video, a small group of them discuss how they can implement a focused, collaborative effort to improve student achievement in struggling schools.
Through NEA’s English Language Learner Culture, Equity and Language Professional Development program, a cadre of member-leaders share strategies with educators to better serve ELL students 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.