Leadership Program gives Teachers a Glimpse of the Dark Side of Self-Proclaimed Education Reformers

NEA Political Organizer Cynthia Kain delivered the luncheon address today at CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference. She raised teachers’ awareness of the groups and organizations that have launched an attack on public education. See below for a must-read list of resources that add to her comprehensive presentation today. Kain said that NEA is committed to building…

Common Core Information from the State Department of Education

Common Core State Standards are set to be implemented soon and you may find this State Department of Education Academic Office August Newsletter of interest. The following are featured in the newsletter. Common Core District Lead Revisions Videos about the Common Core for Teacher Professional Development Governor Malloy Announces $10 Million Technology Grant for Schools…

NEA Members Improve Student Success, Strengthen Education

Nearly 9,000 educators from around the country have made their combined voices heard on behalf of students and public education. NEA members came together for the 151st Annual Meeting and 92nd Representative Assembly (RA) in Atlanta, Georgia, and gave their thoughtful consideration during 12-hour days to 93 new business items, and numerous constitutional bylaws and resolutions.…

Empowering Teachers and Creating Change

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel sounded a note familiar to CEA members in his NEA RA keynote address: It’s time to give teachers a meaningful role in school improvement. CEA has consistently raised public awareness about this issue—from TV advertisements, to public remarks, to member communications.  By recognizing teachers’ professional status, communities can work together…

Moving Forward

The headlines of many of the nation’s leading newspapers today commemorate the significance of yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision mandating new federal recognition of gay couples. While the news stories are replete with facts, the emotion is found in reflective essays. BlogCEA thinks Frank Bruni’s Op-Ed in The New York Times today is a “don’t…