School food service professionals urge expansion of summer meals programs

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

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State news roundup for September 28, 2013

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.

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State news roundup for August 11, 2012

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.

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State news roundup for July 28, 2012

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

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State news roundup for July 14, 2012

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.

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State news roundup for June 30, 2012

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

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State news roundup for June 23, 2012

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

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