March 2013 Archives

Common Core Standards continue to be a point of debate. We should remember that these standards are what every child should know and be able to do not everything a child should know and be able to do.

Civic literacy is critical with the wide gaps that exist in voting patterns. Rich people vote 50 points higher than poor people, and it shows in political support for issues important to tackling poverty in this country.

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.

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.


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