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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“I lead students to think about [the] cultural differences among people, rather than allow them to reject what they do not understand.”Jennifer Erickson, Batavia, ILEducator at Alice Gustafson Elementary SchoolAWARDS FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
“Small interactive seminars, meetings, and one-on-one discussions…I absolutely relished this opportunity to meet with young researchers in the field.”  Kimberly Lewis, Los Angeles, CAEducator at Los Angeles County Office of EducationGRANTS TO EDUCATORS
“We can do the best for our kids and our communities because we are trusted—it's not about accountability.”  Pasi Sahlberg, Helsinki, FinlandVisiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of EducationCROSS-SITE CONVENING
“We need a system that differentiates, braids health and human services, and levels the playing field of access to out-of-school learning.”Paul Reville, Cambridge, MANEA Foundation Fellow and Harvard Graduate School of Education ProfessorCROSS-SITE CONVENING
“It is my sincere hope that my educator colleagues will recognize that their voice is critical, that their expertise is valued, that they have the opportunities to be the agents of change...”Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, Salt Lake City, UtahThe NEA Foundation Board Chair & Former President of Utah Education AssociationBOARD OF DIRECTORS
“This notion that everything can be fixed by fixing what's happening in the classroom or fixing the teacher, people miss what's happening around us. It's all context.  Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paris, FranceAuthor and national correspondent at The AtlanticCROSS-SITE CONVENING
“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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