Students to Congress: Don’t double my rate

“Our lawmakers must take steps to ensure that those students have the ability to pursue their career choices without the burdens and barriers of high student loan interest rates.” – David Tjaden, NEA Student Program Chair


Eight more states granted NCLB waivers

by Cindy Long The Obama administration approved eight additional states for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) yesterday, bringing the total number of states with waivers to 19. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C. also applied for waivers and their applications are still under review. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced … Continued


Find your state and local affiliates on Facebook

research by NEA intern Avianca McKoy Want to stay up to date with all the latest news from your state or local education association? Why not follow them on Facebook? More and more of NEA’s local affiliates are joining Facebook every day, and joining those pages is a great way to keep up with the … Continued


Stop the ticking time bomb: Keep college affordable

by Mary Ellen Flannery, official White House photo above courtesy of Chuck Kennedy Renatae Cuffee dreams someday of becoming the kind of teacher that changes the lives of students. But currently, she’s a junior at Delaware State University, juggling a full-time course load in education, a part-time tutoring job at an after-school center, and the never-ending … Continued