This week we talk about an attack on academic standards in MT, testing in CT, and the MD and IL State of the State addresses.
Maryland educators ask board of education to suspend new tests, say better assessments are done during instruction.
This week we talk about MD’s new school funding radio campaign, changes to ELL laws in CT, how you can get involved in advocacy around WA’s new budget and WV’s competitive pay rally on Monday.
This week: Next year’s ed budgets announced in WA and UT, charter school management companies making massive profits off MI taxpayers and MD’s call for an immediate suspension of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
This week we talk charters in MI, MD’s MLK breakfast and Minority Recognition Awards, CT’s Human and Civil Rights Awards, and PSEA congratulates Tom Wolf.
This week we talk about WI Rep. Tom Petri winning the NEA Republican Educators Caucus award, a new report from PA on school funding cuts, how you can join IL’s fall ESP conference and feature a back to school video message from MD.
“We have no choice but to be politically active. I know a lot of people are turned off by politics, but we must be involved to give teachers and students a voice.”
“We have to make our voices heard and make sure that people that are making decisions hear from us, that they understand that it’s not just dollars, it’s real people that are affected.”
Sean McComb, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, was applauded by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday in a ceremony to thank all educators “for their hard work and dedication each and every day in the classroom.”
This week we talk about common core implementation in MD, a new achievement gap task force in WI, how you can nominate a colleague for MA’s Human and Civil Rights Awards and Paterson EA members in NJ rallying for a fair contract.