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2008 News Releases

  • Inflation continues to outpace teacher salary growth - 12/18/2008

  • Nation's school employees applaud selection of Solis - 12/17/2008

  • Obama Names Arne Duncan Next Education Secretary - 12/15/2008

  • NEA applauds 2008 class of National Board Certified Teachers - 12/11/2008

  • President-elect Obama's school modernization plan is a win-win for economy, students - 12/8/2008

  • Experts develop strategies for teacher training and professional development in Response to Intervention - 11/24/2008

  • Students honor behind the scenes heroes in schools nationwide - 11/19/2008

  • The Great Homework Disconnect - 11/17/2008

  • NEA ushers in new era of political and union organizing during historic election - 11/11/2008

  • Teachers and parents beat back Oregon initiative targeting English language learners - 11/5/2008

  • Maestros y padres derrotan iniciativa de Oregon en contra de estudiantes inmigrantes - 11/5/2008

  • Obama presidency accompanied by key congressional and gubernatorial wins - 11/4/2008

  • Obama presidency a victory for students and educators - 11/4/2008

  • NEA’s unprecedented campaign for a better future - 11/4/2008

  • Education voters are casting ballots early in significant numbers - 10/31/2008

  • Economic troubles felt in halls across America's public schools - 10/28/2008

  • Timing of sweeping changes to education law suspect - 10/28/2008

  • NEA president: Vouchers are a bad idea for students with disabilities - 10/24/2008

  • Unprecedented mobilization of millions of education voters underway - 10/24/2008

  • Obama: Country must address education if we are to compete in a global economy - 10/7/2008

  • John L. Reed - H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award - 10/30/2008

  • Richard and Michele Steckel - Illustrator Human and Civil Rights Award - 7/2/2008

  • Paul Mann - Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award - 7/2/2008

  • Jazmin Jones and Nicholas Parker - SuAnne Big Crow Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • Brian Jeffrey - Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • S. Haunani Apoliona - Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • VerlieAnn Leimomi Kapule Malina-Wright - Leo Reano Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • Willis Franklin Earl Edwards - Rosa Parks Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • Dr. Charles M. Christian - Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • Dr. Susan McGilvray-Rivet - George I. Sanchez Memorial Award - 7/2/2008

  • Robin P. McHaelen - Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights - 7/2/2008

  • Local Teacher to Receive Human and Civil Rights Award - 7/2/2008

  • Cientos de niños leen en todo Washington - 6/30/2008

  • El valioso apoyo político de la NEA todavía está por decidir - 2/6/2008

  • NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: Fundamental question unanswered heading into tonight's debate between Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain - 10/7/2008

  • NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: Congress takes necessary step to slow economic crisis - 10/3/2008

  • Biden: Education is "engine that is going to give us economic growth" - 10/3/2008

  • Statement from NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen on tonight's vice presidential debate - 10/2/2008

  • NEA launches new, multipronged communication blitz in 10 battleground states - 10/2/2008

  • Community leaders, VIPs celebrate All the People book launch - 9/27/2008

  • McCain proposed spending freeze would leave millions of America's students in the cold - 9/26/2008

  • NEA president supports agenda for strengthening America's public schools - 9/24/2008

  • NEA President Dennis Van Roekel pays tribute to Hispanic Americans - 9/8/2008

  • Obama talks with educators about challenges and reform

  • NEA applauds Sen. Obama's comprehensive approach to education reform - 9/9/2008

  • Influential educator lends voice to strengthening education in Hispanic community - 9/8/2008

  • McCain continues attacking teachers instead of delivering an education plan that works - 9/6/2008

  • Florida Supreme Court rules against school voucher scheme - 9/4/2008

  • The NEA: organized, energized and mobilized for Barack Obama - 8/25/2008

  • NEA applauds Sen. Obama for outstanding vice presidential selection - 8/23/2008

  • Obama Emphasizes Education as National Priority - 8/3/2008

  • McCain Distorts Obama’s Education Record and His Own - 8/1/2008

  • McCain's "New Reforms" Are the Same, Tired Schemes of the Bush Administration - 7/17/2008

  • Incoming NEA President: 'New Era Arising for Public Education' - 7/6/2008

  • National Teacher of the Year Addresses NEA Representative Assembly - 7/6/2008

  • New Board Members Elected at NEA Annual Meeting - 7/5/2008

  • Milwaukee School Employee Chosen for Top NEA Honor - 7/5/2008

  • Obama Addresses Nearly 10,000 Educators at NEA Meeting - 7/5/2008

  • Influential Educators Elected to Represent 3.2 Million NEA Members - 7/5/2008

  • 25-Year Teaching Veteran Elected President of NEA - 7/4/2008

  • Former Utah Teacher of the Year Elected Vice President of NEA - 7/4/2008

  • Pennsylvania Teacher Wins NEA Secretary-Treasurer Position - 10/3/2008

  • Minority Community Leaders and Scholars Discuss Dropout Crisis with Educators - 7/4/2008

  • Educators Vote to Endorse Obama - 7/4/2008

  • NASA Astronaut and Teacher Named NEA's 2008 Friend of Education - 7/4/2008

  • NEA Honors N.C. Gov. Easley for His Support of Public Education - 7/3/2008

  • NEA President Led the Charge Against NCLB - 7/3/2008

  • NEA Unveils Education Plan to Reshape Federal Role in Education - 7/2/2008

  • Jermaine Coleman, Chair of NEA Student Program - 7/1/2008

  • Hundreds of Children Read Across Washington - 6/30/2008

  • Diverse Group of Educators Strategize on Ways to Ensure a Quality Education for All - 6/30/2008

  • Hundreds of NEA Volunteers Revitalize Arlington High School in Annual 'Outreach to Teach' - 6/27/2008

  • NEA Comments on CEP Report Tracking Student Achievement Since NCLB - 6/24/2008

  • More than 9,000 Educators Expected to Endorse Presidential Candidate and Debate Critical, Public Education Issues - 6/19/2008

  • NEA-Saturn/UAW Partnership Awards Announced - 6/11/2008

  • Technology Not Being Used Effectively In Schools - 6/6/2008

  • Improving Education in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities - 6/7/2008

  • NEA President to Recommend Sen. Obama in General Election - 6/19/2008

  • NEA Foundation Gives Reg Weaver Scholarship - 5/27/2008

  • Statement by NEA President Weaver on Senator Kennedy's Diagnosis - 5/20/2008

  • McCain Vision for Public Schools Fails To Address the Test, Label and Punish Regime Established by Bush Administration Under No Child Left Behind - 5/15/2008

  • Perdue Primary Win a Victory for North Carolina's Children and Public Education - 5/19/2008

  • Nation 'Thanks' Teachers in a Huge Way - 3/19/2008

  • NEA Member Named 2008 National Teacher of the Year - 5/1/2008

  • NEA Recognizes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Tool for Educators - 5/1/2008

  • NEA President Labels Proposed Changes to Federal Education Law ‘Too Little and Too Late’ - 4/23/2008

  • Global Action Week on Education Promotes - 4/22/2008

  • McCain’s Economic Agenda Attacks Education Funding: Harmful to Children and Public Education - 4/17/2008

  • NEA Applauds AT&T: Aspire for Championing Children and Education

  • NEA Reiterates Need for Proactive Solutions to Keep Learning Environments Safe - 4/11/2008

  • Working to Make the Future Better for Children - 4/5/2008

  • NEA Applauds Standardization of Dropout Data - 4/2/2008

  • NEA President Says Changes to NCLB Are Overdue - 3/18/2008

  • Black Institutions of Higher Learning Honor NEA President - 3/13/2008

  • Wisconsin Safety Assistant Gains National Recognition by Putting Children First - 3/7/2008

  • Six NEA California Locals Join NEA/AFL-CIO Partnership - 3/7/2008

  • NEA's Read Across America Cat-a-Van Tour Kicked Off in Austin as Part of Multistate Reading Tour

  • Millions Join NEA, Cat in the Hat To Read Across America - 3/3/2008

  • NEA’s Read Across America Kicks Off in Atlanta - 2/29/2008

  • Majority of Parents Believe Teachers Assign the Right Amount of Homework - 2/14/2008

  • Students Learn Better in Modernized Schools - 2/13/2008

  • NEA President Touts Role of Labor in Civil Rights Movement - 2/11/2008

  • More than 900 leaders gather in Washington, D.C. to salute football legend Tiki Barber and nation’s top educators - 2/11/2008

  • NEA Report Urges Action To Address Educational Disparities - 2/7/2008

  • New Publication Helps Educate the Public and Preserve Education Resources in Native Communities - 2/7/2008

  • Valuable NEA Political Endorsement Remains Up for Grabs - 2/8/2008

  • Former NEA President Willard McGuire Passes Away at the Age of 79 - 2/4/2008

  • Tom Joyner Foundation Renews Winning Partnership with National Education Association - 2/5/2008

  • President's Budget Continues To Shortchange Children and Public Education - 2/4/2008

  • Celebrities, Students, Teachers Join Forces to Celebrate NEA’s Read Across America Day On March 3 - 2/4/2008

  • Celebridades, estudiantes y maestros se unen para celebrar el 3 de Marzo el Día de la Lectura, de la NEA - 3/3/2008

  • Bush Digs in His Heels on Failing Education Policies - 1/28/2008

  • Voters Agree the Arts are Necessary for Students Competing in a Global Economy - 1/24/2008

  • Reading Pays Off for Youth Leaders for Literacy - 1/24/2008

  • Educators Urge Congress To Protect Their Social Security - 1/16/2008

  • New Year, New Vision for Public Education and No Child Left Behind - 1/8/2008

  • Major Court Ruling on No Child Left Behind: States and School Districts Not Required To Spend Own Funds To Comply With Law - 1/12/2007


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