What would you say to legislators about about merit pay, NCLB, health care?
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
By Miguel Gonzalez and Felix Perez When the new Congress elected last night is sworn in this January, it will have to tackle the nation’s most pressing matters, including education and the economy. The nation is on the road to economic recovery, but the economy is still shedding jobs, especially in the education sector. High unemployment … Continued
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Governor O’Malley has maintained the state’s commitment to the policies and priorities that led to Maryland being recognized by Education Week magazine as having America’s best public schools two years running.
Of the 12 grant recipients named so far, only one, Hawaii, is located west of the Mississippi River. And Hawaii only qualifies for $75 million in funding, compared to $700 million for New York.
The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.
Governors are applying pressure to Congress and the White House to approve federal funding to prevent students from shouldering the impact of hundreds of thousands of education-related layoffs.