Appreciation for Change

I often talk about change whether it be through this blog or during presentations to various education groups.  It is hard work to change cultures, systems, and perceptions that have been firmly entrenched for a long time.  The transformation taking …

House Republicans Likely to Write Own NCLB Bill

GOP lawmakers on the House education committee are likely to write a Republican-only version of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, said …

Reformageddon: Reform’s "Rich Republican Job-Loss" Problem

Why are low-income minority communities, classroom teachers, middle-class parents and the public so indifferent if not outright hostile to school reform efforts?  That's the question reformer Whitney Tilson tries to address in his latest email (copied below — it usually …

Here’s a Thought: Reform Driven by Passionate Educators

Ask yourself why you or someone you know chose a profession in education for a living.  Is it because of the paycheck? Do you like the hours? Do the working conditions suit you? Is it because you couldn’t decide on …

Priority Schools Campaign In the News

Read the latest coverage of the NEA Priority Schools Campaign activities.

Carrebec elevates the bar (February 1, 2012)
The Morning Sentinel in Maine wrote that “the Carrabec Education Association, the Maine Education Association and the National Education Association also are …

Media Contacts

If you’re a journalist looking for more information about NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign, please contact Staci Maiers at 202-822-7150 or smaiers@nea.org.

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News Releases

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Advisory: Local leaders urge community to join effort to transform Howenstine (December 2, 2011)
TUCSON—Recognizing that sustained success can only be achieved through wide-spread collaboration, local leaders are hoping Tucsonans will …

Latest Video

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Kit Carson Elementary School is a priority school, a magnet school, an IB Candidate School, and an Empowerment …

NEA President Announces Plan to Strengthen Teaching Profession


National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel today laid outa new action agenda for the nation’s largest organization of educators that will help transform the teaching profession and accelerate student learning.

Speaking at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, …

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