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July 31, 2013

Getting Arrested for 95,000 Teachers

In an act of civil disobedience, Rodney Ellis, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators was arrested for refusing to leave the legislative building after closing hours. He was protesting the way legislators were passing bills that did harm to teachers and their profession.

July 08, 2013

Unions Are Right on Common-Core Standards

Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers support Common Core State Standards, and both unions call for a moratorium on high stakes testing until initial implementation of these standards is successful.

June 27, 2013

Teach Oregon: Growing Great Teachers

Teach Oregon is a partnership between school districts and universities to develop a diverse workforce of great teachers. Oregon is tackling the toughest issues of teacher development that every state faces.

April 08, 2013

Professor Andy Hargreaves Talks Sustainability

Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College discusses sustainability of school improvement in a conversation with the HOPE Foundation.

April 03, 2013

Teachers Who Cheat Go to Jail

The Atlanta scandal on teachers and administrators cheating on standardized testing has rocked the teaching profession. A closer look should examine this complex problem and changes need to be made.

March 11, 2013

Administration and Teachers' Union Collaborate in Providence, R.I.

Guest blogger Marian Kisch writes about the collaboration between the administration and the union that represents teachers in Providence, Rhode Island. Collaboration is not easy, but the results demonstrate the worth.

March 05, 2013

Give Every Child a Free Breakfast

This is National School Breakfast Week and a reminder that research shows the benefits of a nutritious breakfast for all students. NEA Health information Network and Share our Strength have created great guidelines and supported schools in creating universal breakfast programs.

December 27, 2012

Grading My 2012 Predictions

As we come to the end of 2012, I reviewed the predictions I made a year ago and graded them.

December 19, 2012

Teachers Deserve Higher Salaries With Those Standards

For the last decade, the salaries of teachers have increased only 3.4 per cent when you factor in inflation. It is time to prioritize higher salaries with those higher standards.

December 17, 2012

Brave Teachers and Heavy Hearts

Today America's school reopen after a weekend of sadness in response to the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While our hearts are full of sadness for the children and school staff who were killed, we are full of pride for the educators who protected and saved many children.

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