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"A Real Recipe for Improving Schools"


By Harriet Sanford

President & CEO, The NEA Foundation


"To get one idea of how to improve teaching in our nation's schools, drop by the local hospital. Chances are you'll see a group of doctors and medical students walking from room to room, observing physicians interacting with patients, asking questions of each other, and thinking hard about how to apply what they've seen to their own practice. It's the stuff of countless medical shows, and the

Issue Brief: High Performing School Systems

Today, several prescriptions exist for enabling schools and districts to effectively fulfill their missions to systemically improve outcomes for students. Systems thinking helps organizations identify the inter-relationship of the factors that

Giving Thanks on DonorsChoose.org

Mrs. Johnson’s thankful 3rd-5th graders

“The technology tool that you have funded will enable students to choose a just right book, be engaged, use word work applications to further and strengthen their vocabulary and increase their

Grantee Video: Music for special education

In Florida, NEA Foundation grantee Dr. David Lazerson and his partner, Cindy Frost, are using music to improve the communication skills of K-5 students with profound special needs. See how the team used software to assist students with autism,

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