This month, the new class of teachers who will enter the education workforce in America's schools will graduate from colleges and universities across the nation. As more teachers retire, our workforce is skewing younger. Recent college graduates comprise the largest percentage of newly hired teachers nationwide, leading to fresh ideas on bridging the achievement gap. On May 10, 2015 I gave the commencement speech at the Neag School of Education, the University of
This guest blog features a Q&A with Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, a member of the NEA Foundation’s Board of Directors, on her work with the Foundation and as an advocate for diversity. It was originally published by Susana G Baumann, editor-in-chief at
Tis the season to rejoice and reflect! As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at educators who took advantage of our resources to the benefit of their students. Interested in one or more of these educational resources, grant
Public high school education isn’t what it used to be. How we learn and what we learn has changed dramatically over recent years. Thankfully, changes have resulted in what has been called the most educated and informed generation ever.
As a first generation college student from Albany, New York, I had a limited concept of what to expect from college beyond my visits. I had no idea of how my world was about to open up in unexpected ways. During my freshman year, I met Dr.
We are delighted to
introduce to you the seven globally-recognized scholars, thought leaders, and
practitioners, who will serve as the inaugural cohort of our newly formed
Senior Fellows Advisory Group.