Meet the 2012 California Casualty Awardees

On February 10, 35 exceptional educators will take the stage at our annual Salute to Excellence in Education gala as the 2012 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence Recipients.


As part of the California Casualty nomination award, the educators’ schools will receive a $650 award.  Educators were nominated by the state education associations.


Meet the 35 award winners.

Grantee Discussion: Outdoor Classrooms

Many NEA Foundation grantees have used funds to create outdoor classrooms at their school. We would like to hear from educators about their experiences.

What was your greatest challenge?  What have been your greatest rewards?

Please share you

2011 China Experience: Thank You, Good Bye

By Sarah Davis, Pearson Foundation

On the bus ride to the hotel after our last dinner together in Hong Kong, we all had a chance to say goodbye.

Then, Kathy Welling of EF Tours had us each all clasp our own two hands in the way that felt most natural.

2011: China Experience: A Hong Kong Elementary School Education

By Sarah Davis, Pearson Foundation

Today we visited the Hong Kong Institute of Education Jockey Club Primary School. The school principal, Mary Chou, gave us some background on the school prior to a student ambassador–led tour. The school is

2011 China Experience: A Teacher's Perspective

This post is part of a series of guest blog entries written by teachers who received the NEA Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and participated in the China Experience. In this entry, Maryann Woods-Murphy, a high school Spanish

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