Partnering with the NEA Foundation to bring diverse books to students: Q&A with First Book founder Kyle Zimmer, Part 2: Working Together

Earlier this month, we brought you stories of the NEA Foundation Special Edition collection, diverse books and authors our two organizations are bringing to public school educators in Title 1 schools. This week, First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer returns to talk about our partnership and what’s next in our shared work.

Tell us about your partnership with the NEA Foundation. Why us? Why now?

The NEA Foundation believes that America’s children deserve excellence and there is

Partnering with the NEA Foundation to bring diverse books to students: Q&A with First Book founder Kyle Zimmer, Part 1: Stories for All Projectâ„¢

The NEA Foundation has partnered with First Book to bring books with diverse authors and characters to students. The Foundation and First Book share a vision of a great education for every student, no matter their background or ZIP code, and

Hands-On Experiential Learning: Growing Job and Life Skills Through Gardens

Sabrina Conner is an intervention specialist at Strongsville Middle School in Strongsville, Ohio. Sabrina is passionate about her role in building happy lives for individuals with autism. Away from school, you will find her enjoying the outdoors,

The NEA Foundation Has a Grant Application for You!

Photo: Educator Katrina Macht video chats with her students while in Panama

Educators are full of innovative ideas to improve their own teaching and their students’ learning. But in many cases, their schools and districts simply

These 4 Ideas Will Bring Global Competency to Your Classroom

By Barb Whitman
2017 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and Executive Director
Ogden Weber UniServ Education Association

In February, Barb Whitman, a UniServ Executive Director from Utah, and 38 other educators from across the country, who make up the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellows for 2017, met face-to-face for the first time during a two-day workshop

Professional Development and Educational Grant Opportunities From The NEA Foundation

The applications for the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship have closed, and we have been overwhelmed by the response! It blew us away that our first ever open application resulted in more than 450 applications! Many thanks to all who

These 5 Ideas Can Help You Think About Black History Month in a New Way

You’ve talked about Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. You’ve listened to jazz and hip-hop and talked about their roles in history. What else can an educator do for Black History Month?

The most

Educators Light Up the Stage at the NEA Foundation Gala

When 43 of the nation's top educators come together, magic happens.

One of the best moments of the NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala 2017, held on February 10 in Washington, D.C., occurred when educator Craig Beals, of

Celebrate Educators! Watch the NEA Foundation Gala Live on February 10, 2017

Before the excitement of the Oscars and the Grammys, there’s a special kind of awards show you won’t want to miss. It’s time to celebrate our amazing public school educators — the men and women who make a world of difference

Apply to the 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship

Are you ready to make the world your classroom and teach your students to think globally?

The NEA Foundation's Global Learning Fellowship aims to help teachers incorporate a global perspective into their classrooms.

As a fellow, you will engage in

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