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COVER STORY:


Advancing the Middle Ground

Eighth-graders...they aren't like us, and increasingly, they’re no longer like eighth-graders. As middle school students are guided into taking more rigorous classes and even choosing majors, eighth grade is becoming the new 10th grade. More»

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The current incarnation of the federal education law expires this year. Armed with members’ stories and input, NEA is launching a grassroots effort for change.
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When an auto plant closes, schools feel the pain, too. With other states facing factory shutdowns, what’s happening in Flint, Michigan, might soon happen in your area.
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For some school employees, getting hurt on the job is just the beginning of the bad news.
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Few jobs are as emotionally stressful as teaching, but there are many ways to help keep burnout at bay.
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As critics continue to attack public education and a new election cycle begins, educators need to make their voices heard
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One teacher shares lessons from Afghanistan.
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Appreciative. Observant. Paranoid. Triumphant. Educators share these feelings and more online.
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Meet Steven Johnston, one of a growing number of teachers whose job it is to manage student behavior and set the tone at their schools.
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An Ohio small schools experiment suggests the key to success is teacher power.
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An Alabama NEA-Retired member turns a new page for book lovers, while a Colorado teacher and his students earn National Historic Landmark status for a Japanese-American internment camp.
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Washington, South Caroline, Iowa, Colorado, New Jersey, Vermont, and Louisiana.
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Should parents have a say in picking their child’s teacher?
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“Stop talking and finish your workbooks!” “Our school’s goal is to help only those who may be able to pass.” “We don’t have time to read books in English class.”
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A new opportunity to make ESEA/NCLB work for all students.