NEA interns lobby Senators on the student loan interest rate increase

by Tim Reed/photo above by NEA intern Kate Jeszeck Hundreds of students, including a number of NEA interns, visited Capitol Hill yesterday as part of Campus Progress’ Student Debt Day, to lobby their Senators on the looming student loan interest rate increase. If congress does not act by July 1st, the interest rate on federally subsidized … 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 April 21, 2012

  Florida – Dismal state budget shortchanges public schools FEA President Andy Ford issued this statement on the state budget signed Tuesday, April 17 by Gov. Rick Scott and its implication for public education: The state budget passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott is a dismal failure to provide for … Continued

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State News Roundup for April 14, 2012

This week we talk about a recent rally in Colorado, Utah’s 2012-13 public schools budget, educators and parents testifying against a Stand for Children initiative in Massachusetts and feature video of Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year, Kristen Record, discussing Substitute Bill 24 on “Good Morning Connecticut”.


State News Roundup for March 3, 2012

This week we talk about the proposed education funding freeze in Louisiana, concerns about the special education bill currently moving in Wisconsin, a new community partnership program in South Fayette, Pennsylvania and feature an editorial from the Salt Lake Tribune written by UEA president Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh urging the legislature to listen to education experts, not corporations and out-of-state interests.