2011 China Experience: Shanghai and the Western Shanghai Experimental School

By Sarah Davis, Pearson Foundation

We recently arrived in Shanghai , a city known for its financial history, as well as its hybrid-like East-West culture (for more on Shanghai, visit here). In a very short period of time, we visited the Bund (外滩), the Shanghai World Financial Center (known by local people as “the beer bottle opener”), an outdoor market (XinTianDi ; 新天地), the Jade Buddha Temple  (玉佛禅寺), Yu

2011 China Experience: Beijing to Shanghai: Education Begins at Home

From June 22 to July 1, 26 of the 2011 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are spending 10 days on an educational and cultural tour of China.

Our partners from the Pearson Foundation are helping us document the trip by

2011 China Experience: The Dynasty of Look Forward

From June 22 to July 1, 26 of the 2011 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are spending 10 days on an educational and cultural tour of China.

Our partners from the Pearson Foundation are helping us document the trip by

2011 China Experience: Our Goals, Our Expectations

From June 22 to July 1, 26 of the 2011 NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients are spending 10 days on an educational and cultural tour of China.

Our partners from the Pearson Foundation are helping us document the trip by sharing

Edcuators Get a ‘Big Help’ From Nickelodeon

We have just awarded 41 grants to educators in 24 states in partnership with Nickelodeon’s “The Big Help.” Each school year, the Foundation awards more than 150 grants to educators in every state. It is always eye-opening and

Grantee Discussion: Incorporating Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Many NEA Foundation grantees have used funds to incorporate iPod, iPad or other mobile technology in the classroom. We would like to hear from educators about their experiences. 


Has this technology resonated with students? In incorporating

Grant Application Tip: Have a Good Reason For a Grant

By Jesse Graytock

Grants Manager, The NEA Foundation


As Grants Manager, I like to offer tips to educators that are not just applicable when applying for a grant from the NEA Foundation, but can but useful when applying for any type of grant. 

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What You’re Saying

“Our project was designed to address an issue we began to see— the adults did most of the talking in classrooms. Our goal was to improve learning by increasing student engagement.”    Team members, West Springfield, MAMichael Richard, Michelle Davis, Kathleen Hillman, Sue Wilson, Anne Charron, Ellen Pichey, Amy Smith, Nancy Farrell INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING & LEARNING
“Our ELL students staged their own 'Tips for Gardening' puppet shows… I couldn’t be prouder of what the students have accomplished through this work.”Arlene Costello, Pensacola, FLNEA Foundation grant recipient and educator at Ensley Elementary SchoolGRANTS TO EDUCATORS
“My week-long curricular unit allows my students to develop a global competency perspective that can inform them for the rest of their lives as they navigate our increasingly crowded ‘lifeboat.’” Ted Eischeid, Fond du Lac, WIClass of 2014 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and educator at Theisen Middle SchoolGLOBAL LEARNING FELLOWSHIP
“I say to all my teacher colleagues out there… Every child needs a champion and it’s up to us to be that champion.”Terri Butts, Columbia, SCNEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence recipient and curriculum specialist at Richland 2 Child Development CenterAWARDS GALA
“Advancing the profession and helping educators increase student achievement is at the very core of what we do.”Crystal Brown, College Park, MDThe NEA Foundation Board Chair & Chief Communications Officer at University of MarylandBOARD OF DIRECTORS
“If you spend more in schools on the education of children who have fewer socioeconomic advantages, you do better as a country…That is what shot [other countries] up in the rankings.”Linda Darling Hammond, Stanford, CAC.E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of EducationUNIONS & DISTRICTS RESOURCES
“Public education is nothing short of bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice with each student that we teach.”Harriet Sanford, Washington, DCPresident & CEO, The NEA FoundationSTAFF
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