Celebrate the Environment by Educating

Earth Day is April 22 and teachers around the country are educating about the environment this week as part of National Environmental Education Week (EE Week). EE Week is the nation’s largest environmental education event.  It’s held each year the week before Earth Day and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. EEWeek.org spotlights…

Obama on Obama

Last week President Obama seemed to have reverted to a position on testing that was at the heart of why so many educators supported his candidacy. In a town hall-style meeting last week, in response to a question from a high school student, “Could you reduce the amount of testing?”,  the president offered the following:…

Stand Together April 4

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was tragically assassinated on April 4, 1968.  This year on April 4, labor unions, civil rights organizations, and religious leaders are standing together across the country for the rights and dignity of working men and women. Dr. King was killed in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation…

NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign

Have you heard about NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign?  You wouldn’t know it from the media, but across the country, educators are partnering with parents, communities, businesses, and their Associations to positively transform schools and NEA’s Campaign is supporting and promoting their efforts The Priority Schools Campaign grew out of a mandate from NEA’s annual Representative Assembly,…

National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform

Today is the The National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform, an opportunity for educators to blog about positive reform, using your expertise to talk about how education should be transformed for all learners. The event was created by the American Association of School Administrators and ASCD. It’s an excellent day to contribute your voice to the dialog and check…