Romney education panel a throwback to Bush era

By Amanda Litvinov Mitt Romney’s announcement today naming his panel of education advisors  brings to mind a truism about the movies: When it comes to trilogies, if the first two tries were stinkers, the third, having so little to build upon, is bound to be even worse. In assembling a cast of bad actors dragged right out … 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


State News Roundup for March 31, 2012

This week we talk about recent education bills that have moved in ID, feature video of the CT teacher of the year commenting on Gov Malloy’s Ed reform plan and offer an opportunity for CT educators to ask their own questions, highlight a new report from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that shows public schools are outperforming Parental Choice Program and Parental Private School Choice schools in almost all areas of proficiency and feature a new video highlighting the recent rallies in Louisiana.


State News Roundup for March 17, 2012

This week talk about the for-profit Education Management Organizations accountability bill being killed in Idaho, pros and cons of an early literacy bill in Colorado, educators speaking out at Gov Malloy’s ed reform meetings in Connecticut and the Tier VI pension vote in New York.


State News Roundup for March 10, 2012

This week we talk about the anniversary of Gov Walker’s anti-union bill and renewed calls for a reversal from state legislators in Wisconsin, the release of next year’s school budget in Idaho, a call from NYSUT and the NY Board of Regents to reject the governor’s plan to increase competitive school grants and redirect that money to core services, and feature a wrapup of MTA’s Massachusetts Public Higher Education Advocacy Day.


State News Roundup for February 25, 2012

This week we talk higher ed funding and a lobby day in Massachusetts, a response to Gov. Quinn’s state of the state in Illinois, a bill introduced in Idaho to help veteran teachers return to the classroom without losing pension benefits and feature an article from a Wisconsin educator on attitudes towards teachers in his state that was picked up by the Washington Post.


State News Roundup for February 11, 2012

This week we talk about education funding in Pennsylvania, a bill attacking ESP rights in Idaho, OEA’s response to Gov Kasich’s “state of the state” and feature Florida’s weekly legislative updates video, “Frontline”.