NEA Mourns Loss of ‘Volunteer Extraordinaire’ Gina Jacobs


NEA joins family and friends in mourning the tragic death of Gina Jacobs.  NEA came to know the beloved High Point, N.C. wife, mother and community hero as a result of her extraordinary volunteer work at Oak Hill Elementary

Gina Jacobs – Extraordinary Volunteer


NEA joins family and friends in mourning the tragic death of Gina Jacobs.  NEA came to know the beloved High Point, N.C. wife, mother and community hero as a result of her extraordinary volunteer work at Oak Hill Elementary

Serious Game Design and Learning Assessment –Leaving Las Vegas

When a serious game is commissioned, it is expected that in-game learning should transfer to the work place or a clinical setting, not just lead to improvements in game play. Evidence of transfer should be a priority in serious game…

Photos: The Lorax Visits Priority Schools

Bringing $1,500 donations for materials and new books for school libraries, NEA’s Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda has stopped at several of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign intensive support sites to share the gift of reading.

In Las Vegas, …

A Judicial Win for the Children of Washington State

Editor’s Note: Our guest blogger today is Michael Ragan, Vice President of the Washington Education Association and Chair of the Washington Learning First Alliance.

January 5th, 2012, was a momentous day for public education in Washington State.  That was …

Serious Game Design and Learning Assessment –Leaving Las Vegas

When a serious game is commissioned, it is expected that in-game learning should transfer to the work place or a clinical setting, not just lead to improvements in game play.

Evidence of transfer should be a priority in serious game …

NEA’s Read Across America – Driven by Mazda Tour Visits Priority Schools


With a message of “Read! Read! Read!,” and a beloved Dr. Seuss character, NEA’s 
‘Read Across America Tour- Driven by Mazda’ is making stops at priority schools in California and Nevada. The Lorax-adorned vehicles on the tour bring …

Two unions on reform

The AFT and the NEA have come a long way toward supporting meaningful reform of the teaching profession. But it sure looks to me like the AFT has come a lot further.

AFT:

Any valid approach to evaluation necessarily will …

NEA President on Huff Post: Teachers Unions Step Up to Lead


In a blog post featured on the Huffington Post’s Education page, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel addresses the gap between affluent and poor students, the “need to focus on those schools with high concentrations of poor students” and how …

Annenberg Guide Offers Strategies for Education Organizing


In local communities across the country, NEA members and leaders are working closely with parents, families, and community members to close achievement gaps, improve low-performing schools, and transform relationships between schools and their communities. Sixteen of these partnerships are profiled …