Big wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and Washington demonstrate how educators’ support makes the difference.
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By Amanda Litvinov Take Action › Urge Congress to expand summer meals programs and defend nutrition guidelines. Click here› Nearly 22 million children received free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program last year. Remarkably, only 16% of those students participated in a summer meals program. Allison Haswell has worked in the Scottsboro … Continued
A New Jersey special education teacher is vying to be NEA’s top education activist of the year.
This week we talk about WV’s new teacher pay campaign, NJ members helping the homeless in Camden, a new survey on pensions in IL and a lawsuit filed to force the WI Employment Relations Commission to stop implementing recertification elections that have been ruled unconstitutional.
This week we talk about the launch of FEA’s texting alert system, the proposed constitutional amendment in IL that would require a 3/5 majority to increase benefits under public pension or retirement plans, a new radio series on education funding in CO and proposed legislation in New Jersey to address shortages of math and science teachers.
Florida – Make sure that your are prepared before heading to vote Following the steps below will help to ensure your vote counts: Obtain a copy of the election ballot from the newspaper or download a copy from the Supervisor of Elections. Review and fill it out in advance. Take the ballot with you to the … Continued
This week we talk about the Voters First coalition submitting signatures to qualify their redistricting constitutional amendment in Ohio, NJEA holding a rally to support Englewood ESPs who are having their jobs privatized, Alaska qualifying for a waiver from NCLB and feature video of Wisconsin educators talking about why political action is important.
by Tim Reed/photo above courtesy of NYSUT New York – NYSUT President Iannuzzi named to board of Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi has been named to the Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, one … Continued
by Tim Walker and John Rosales Across the country, many politicians at the state and local level have been making catastrophic decisions impacting schools – all under the guise of “budget cutting” and often without any consideration to the harm they are inflicting on the students and communities they are supposed to serve. Latest case … Continued
Pennsylvania State Education Association lobby day pictured above New Jersey – The evolution of tenure reform in New Jersey NJEA recently testified in support of two tenure reform proposals being considered by the Legislature. Our ability to do so was the result of extensive discussions with legislators in both the Assembly and the Senate to ensure that … Continued