The unfulfilled promise of excellence and equity


This is the second of three posts discussing themes and issues explored during the NEA Foundation’s 7th annual Union-District Convening, held Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.


As 19 district-union teams from school districts around the nation convened in Washington, D.C., for the NEA Foundation’s Union-District Convening, attendees were reminded of the stakes too many of our nation’s students face.


“The economy has changed immensely,” said Gloria Ladson-Billings,

Public education at a crossroads


This is the first of three posts discussing themes and issues explored during the NEA Foundation’s 7th annual Union-District Convening, held Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C.


Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley—a key architect

Watch live stream of national education thought leaders on Oct. 24-25


Watch NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
speak at last year’s event.

 

Some of the nation’s most prominent education thought leaders— from Dennis Van Roekel, president of the NEA, to Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of

Collaboration, change, and innovation in teaching and learning


Change is becoming a constant in St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools, located along the Mississippi River west of New Orleans.


Like many other states, Louisiana is preparing to implement the Common Core State Standards, along with Compass, a

Union-district teams and ed reform leaders to talk global standards, Common Core, and equity at Oct. 24-25 live streaming event


Watch Pedro Noguera speak at last year’s event on “leading new opportunities to learn.”


Be a part of the larger discussion and connect with others on Twitter and Facebook during the two-day event by using the hashtag

Huffington Post Blog: Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Students

By Harriet Sanford
President & CEO
The NEA Foundation




“Annie Emerson doesn't have to wonder about what it takes to help her kindergarten students learn how to write or do math. They've told her.

Several times during the year, the Pinewoods Elementary School teacher asks her students two basic

Issue Brief: Students Speak


A cornerstone of today’s education reform movement is the generation, analysis, and use of data to improve instruction and decision-making at all levels— the classroom, school, and district. This Issue Brief focuses on efforts in Lee

Reclaiming the Profession

By Harriet Sanford
President & CEO
The NEA Foundation

Not surprisingly, over the last several months there has been a surge of educators who are pushing back more forcefully on recently mandated and implemented systems of teacher evaluation. I believe they are justified.


Most of these systems fly in the

Huffington Post Blog: Our Schools Need More Strange Bedfellows

"Our Schools Need More Strange Bedfellows"


By Harriet Sanford

President & CEO, The NEA Foundation


“Getting communities more involved with their public schools can lead to strange bedfellows, like the group of motorcyclists that descended

Issue Brief: Unions, Districts, and Communities to the Table

The NEA Foundation embraces deep and enduring collaboration among the local teachers union and the teachers they represent, the district and community as a core philanthropic strategy. In our funded sites, local collaborative teams plan and

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