Educators are deeply committed to the success of every student. That’s why NEA members across the country are teaming with parents, principals, community organizations and elected leaders through NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign, focusing attention on raising student achievement in struggling schools. We are challenging the status quo in education, leading reform, and taking advantage of new opportunities and resources to help students succeed. Read the stories below to learn more about student success in priority schools.
Living in the highest poverty zip code in the state of Washington, students at Rogers High School in Spokane face a lot of adversity. But that doesn’t stop the staff from setting high behavior and academic expectations, which is helping the school’s reputation change quickly.
In the third year of a collaborative project with Ohio State University and NEA, Columbus school students have become small-scale philanthropists, designating $8,500 in contributions to select non-profit organizations.
We must set aside the partisan politics that pollute our conversation so we can tackle the issues that act as barriers to young people’s learning, says the Schott Foundation’s Dr. John H. Jackson. Educators can help move the conversation.
North High School saw double digit gains in reading and science on their state test scores. How’d they do it? Building collaboration time into the schedule, focusing on literacy and helping students access technology.
Looking for a way to implement a Positive Behavior Support system and combat behavioral problems, Davidson Elementary School opened a school store. Loaded with P.A.W.S. points earned for following the rules, students now purchase their own rewards.
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.
How do you know your transformation plan is working? When your students stay at school until 9 PM to work on academic projects. With academics improving, school spirit gets a boost, too as more students participate in and support their school teams.
Howenstine High Magnet School students partnered with the Tucson Arts Brigade and the Barrio Centro Neighborhood Association to create the Barrio Centro Mural. The colorful mural portrays the neighborhood’s history and diverse culture.
This story is part of a series about Belmont High School, located in Dayton, Ohio. Through the dedication of hardworking educators, a local association leader committed to the success of both members and students, and an energetic administration that works…
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.