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Race and poverty can be powerful reference points to reach students from all backgrounds, but educators must first reach beyond their comfort zones. To learn how, we visit a school in Seattle that’s embraced culturally responsive teaching in a big way. More»

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Is teaching manners a good use of class time?
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Despite sacrifices and second jobs, it’s still tough to make ends meet. Meet six hard-working educators who deserve professional pay.
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A two-room school has been at the heart of rural Baldwin, North Dakota, for nearly 100 years. If the school is forced to close, will the town survive?
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Start a fitness routine now to keep your waistline in check throughout this high-calorie season.
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When students take action on issues important to them, it makes them more engaged learners.
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The school dropout crisis has devastating effects on young people. NEA plans to face it head-on.
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A year after Hurricane Katrina washed through public schools on the Gulf Coast, the NEA Foundation returns to restock library shelves.
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A digital literacy initiative in Indianapolis provided more than technology training. It created a community of learning for the district’s teachers.
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As more states adopt English-only education laws, the ways in which teachers connect with English-language learners is often getting lost in translation.
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Do your students cheer for broccoli? One California district uses gardening to help cultivate green thumbs and healthy habits.
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Once unaware of the importance of pensions, a Vermont ESP leads the fight for equity in retirement plans.
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A retired Montana teacher’s dog sled team took her back to the classroom. Also, teachers’ passions for quilting, carving, and preserving Black dance memorabilia.
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Why we must fight for professional pay.
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The 3-Minute Enrollment, Powerful Silence, Quality Control, The High Cost of Health, and Just Compensation.