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NEA Today Magazine

NEA Today Magazine

NEA's Flagship Publication

NEA's Flagship Publication

Cover Story

Class of 2015
NEA Today profiles four high school seniors who are poised for success and the educators who make a difference in students’ lives every day.

Editor’s Note

Lily’s Blackboard


ESP of the Year
Janet Eberhardt, a community relations specialist and elementary advisor at Monroe Elementary School in San Francisco, and a leader and activist with the California Teachers Association and United Educators of San Francisco, receives prestigious ESP of the Year award.

Testing Is Not Learning

As reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, more commonly known as “No Child Left Behind,” simmers on the nation’s front burner, NEA members and parents are telling legislators it’s time to stop testing and start learning.

The Unfulfilled Promise of IDEA
Since passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1975, Congress has never come close to meeting its funding obligation, and students’ futures continue to hang in the balance.

Justice for Juveniles
Education support professionals who work at courthouses across the nation help students who have entered the juvenile justice system find their way to a brighter future.

What’s on your mind?
Visitors to our NEA Today Facebook discuss whether students are required to sit still for too long.

What I’ve Learned
Michael Procelle made the transformation from retail manager to teacher. He works to instill core alues he learned in business.

Why I’m a Member
Music teacher and New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) activist Jaime Valente talks about why union representation is important.

Members of the Class of 2027 are already telling educators what they’d like to be when they grow up.

Michigan teachers Drew Minock and Brad Wald draw an audience eager to learn about 4D technology.

Takin’ it to the screens: How digital activism helps students
Read how simple actions—sending emails, posting on social media, signing petitions and talking to your elected leaders can make a big difference.

Rights Watch
Protecting teachers who are victims of domestic violence

Extra Credit

Start (Education News and Trends)

NEA President: Take Public Education Off the Assembly Line and Focus on the Whole Child

Shameful Milestone: Majority of Public School Students Live in Poverty

Free Community College

Is Classroom Technology Overhyped? Maybe.

How Can ‘Hope’ Help Vulnerable Students Succeed?

New Teachers Staying Longer?


Thriving in the Spotlight
English language learners take center stage

Ask Kate
How to Silence a Talker

Practical classroom tips and tricks from educators:

Recycling Waste Paper

Baby Books for New Families

Balloons R Us

Counting Birds

Following a Food List

Charting Growth

Heart Healthy Lessons

Art and Sole

Hansel and Gretel Across the Curriculum


Grants and Events

The NEA Foundation

2015 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards

Health Information Network

NEA Student Program Awards

The NEA Academy


Climate Education for K-12

10 Free Things

Early Childhood Teacher

Exploring Space Through Math

Reading Rockets



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