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2014 News Releases

Department of Education’s New Gainful Employment Rule ‘a Welcome First Step’ - October 30, 2014

NEA President to pound pavement with educators and candidates during six-state GOTV blitz - October 30, 2014

Iowa Educators: Don't trust Senate candidate Joni Ernst on education - October 28, 2014

New Social Compact for American Education Provides a New Framework for Strong Accountability Systems - October 28, 2014

Statement on school shooting in Marysville, Wash. - October 24, 2014

NEA on the Department’s Guidance to Protect Students with Disabilities - October 23, 2014

NEA Leader to HBCU Faculty: 'We must raise our voices and fight for resources needed for minority student institutions to survive and thrive' - October 17, 2014

NEA: Standardized testing mania hurts students, does nothing to close gaps - October 16, 2014

NEA Leader to Provide Keynote Address at HBCU Faculty Conference in Raleigh - October 15, 2014

NEA Statement on the Life of Dr. Paul Hubbert - October 15, 2014 

NEA: Hawaii can’t afford to go back to the bad Lingle-Aiona days - October 14, 2014

Teacher Ashley Pledger: Tom Cotton is hurting Arkansas students - October 14, 2014

NEA: Kansas Chemistry teacher calls out Gov. Brownback on his “real life” experiment - October 10, 2014

Teacher Vivian Connell: Ask your local teachers about Thom Tillis’ education budget cuts - October 7, 2014

New report exposes more than $30 million in proven or suspected fraud in Pennsylvania charter industry - October 1, 2014

NEA on the Department's Promise to Fight Inequity in Education - October 1, 2014

Report: Educators Play Key Role in Shaping, Guiding Girls into Leadership Roles - September 30, 2014

NEA and NEA-NEW MEXICO FILE SUIT — ASKS COURT TO END ILLEGAL TEACHER EVALUATION PROCESS - September 29, 2014

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - September 29, 2014

Virtual Panel to Discuss New Research on Girls’ Leadership, Tips to Foster Girls’ Leadership in Schools - September 26, 2014

NEA expanding teacher leadership initiative - September 24, 2014

Senate Republicans Continue to Block Student Loan Refinance Bill - September 16, 2014

Annenberg study calls for new charter school standards to be implemented in policy - September 16, 2014

Attempt to Overturn Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision Fails in Senate - September 11, 2014

Attempt to overturn key provisions of Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision clears Senate hurdle - September 8, 2014

NEA on White House’s decision to delay immigration executive action - September 6, 2014

Teacher Vivian Connell: Thom Tillis hurts North Carolina students - September 5, 2014

NEA applauds Justice Department’s civil rights investigation into Ferguson - September 4, 2014

Education unions appeal decision gutting teacher due process rights - September 4, 2014

Labor Day message from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García - September 1, 2014

NEA President García: Duncan’s temporary moratorium on high-stakes testing consequences ‘common sense’ - August 21, 2014

New PDK/Gallup poll shows increased skepticism over value of standardized tests - August 20, 2014

Pennsylvania educators recommend Rep. Glenn Thompson’s reelection to Congress - August 12, 2014

Educators recommend South Carolina’s Brad Hutto for U.S. Senate - August 12, 2014

NEA Appoints National Board COO Andy Coons to Lead Policy and Teacher Quality Division as Senior Director - August 6, 2014

Educators applaud presidential action to improve lives of millions of workers - July 31, 2014

NEA family mourns passing of KNEA president Karen Godfrey - July 24, 2014

NEA supports E-Rate proposed changes that keep Internet connectivity intact - July 11, 2014

NEA President supports launch of ‘Excellent Educators for All’ initiative - July 7, 2014

Pa. physical science teacher elected vice president of nation's largest union - July 7, 2014

Va. music teacher elected secretary-treasurer of nation's largest union - July 7, 2014

Former Utah Teacher of the Year elected president of nation's largest union - July 7, 2014

Caifornia Educator Elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 7, 2014

Tenessee educator re-elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 7, 2014

Teacher of the Year addresses fellow educators at NEA Convention - July 5, 2014

Education Support Professional of the Year Paula Monroe speaks at NEA Representative Assembly, emphasizes key role education support professionals play in student success - July 5, 2014

NEA elects García, Pringle and Moss to leadership at annual meeting - July 4, 2014

NEA delegates approve creation of national campaign for equity and against “Toxic Testing” - July 3, 2014

Nation’s educators honor Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick - July 3, 204

NEA President: Supreme Court silences voices of working families - June 30, 2014

Hundreds of NEA members from across the country spend the day refurbishing Denver elementary schools - June 30, 2014

Minnesota native elected new NEA-Student Program chair - June 29, 2014

NEA honors America’s human and civil rights activists - June 20, 2014

Coeur d’Alene Tribe to be honored for activism, investments in public education programs - June 20, 2014

NEA President: FCC E-Rate proposal is bad public policy - June 20, 2014

Educators vote to support 3 Michigan candidates for election to Congress - June 19, 2014

Court recognizes First Amendment protections for public employee testimony - June 19, 2014

NEA Congratulates 2014 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees - June 13, 2014

NEA Commemorates Dedication of National Memorial to Fallen Educators - June 12, 2014

NEA welcomes Gates Foundation moratorium on Common Core high-stakes tests - June 12, 2014

Key Student Loan Affordability Bill Fails in Senate - June 11, 2014

Troutdale, Oregon school shooting incident - June 10, 2014

NEA President: California ruling allows corporate interests to trump students’ needs - June 10, 2014

North Carolina Court affirms due process rights cannot be taken - June 6, 2014

NEA Student Program member to Senate Budget Committee: ‘Take action to make college more affordable’ - June 4, 2014

Nearly 9,000 educators will gather to discuss and vote on key education issues - June 3, 2014

NEA applauds board’s selection of new President/CEO of NAACP - May 17, 2014

NEA President: North Carolina ruling protects students, educators - May 16, 2014

Educators plan public actions to mark 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board - May 12, 2014

Educators to demand action to fulfill the promise of Brown v. Board at Supreme Court - May 8, 2014

Educators endorse Mark DeSaulnier for Congress, May 6, 2014

Educators endorse Rep. Ami Bera’s reelection to Congress, May 6, 2014

Educators endorse Pete Aguilar for Congress - May 6, 2014

Educators endorse U.S. Rep. John Garamendi’s reelection to Congress - May 6, 2014

FEA disappointed in federal judge’s ruling on state’s unfair teacher evaluation - May 6, 2014

Members of Congress #ThankATeacher on National Teacher Day - May 6, 2014

Educators endorse U.S. Rep. Lois Capps’ reelection to Congress - May 5, 2014

Educators endorse Rep. Mark Takano’s reelection to Congress - May 5, 2014

Educators endorse Rudy Hobbs for Congress - May 5, 2014

NEA member Sean McComb named 2014 National Teacher of the Year - April 30, 2014

NEA President: Senate obstructionism hurts working families again - April 30, 2014

NEA President on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action - April 22, 2014

Thank you, Secretary Sebelius - April 11, 2014

Franklin Regional High School stabbing incident - April 9, 2014

Landmark Common Core Bills Pass Maryland General Assembly - April 2, 2014

Supreme Court’s ruling on McCutcheon deals blow to America’s working families April 2, 2014

Educators raise their hands for students on Capitol Hill and around the country April 2, 2014

NEA President: The Ryan Republican budget jeopardizes American dream April 1, 2014

NEA and partners ramping up efforts to end school discipline disparities March 20, 2014

NEA President comments on new report on school disciplinary policies March 13, 2014

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on Grade Span Testing Bill HR-4171 March 11, 2014

Former NEA Executive Committee Member Paula Monroe Named 2014 NEA ESP of the Year March 10, 2014

NEA President: budget sets commonsense priorities for American families - March 4, 2014

Education Leaders Collaborate at National Labor-Management Conference - February 28, 2014

New FEA video shows state’s inflexibility on testing - February 26, 2014

Educators highlight economic struggles facing families and students - February 25, 2014

Educators endorse Bruce Braley for election to U.S. Senate - February 20, 2014

Cat-a-Van Reading Tour Hits the Road to Get Kids Reading, Brushing - February 20, 2014

NEA’s Read Across America Grants to boost local reading initiatives - February 12, 2014

CANCELLED: Malik K. Yoba—educator, actor, humanitarian—to headline NEA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance - February 11, 2014

Renaissance Dental teams up with NEA’s Read Across America to encourage children to pick up a book and a toothbrush - January 31, 2014

NEA supports commonsense action to detect and prevent abuse in schools - January 31, 2014

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on SB 191 lawsuit in Colorado - January 29, 2014

Educators welcome President Obama’s focus on opportunity for all - January 29, 2014

NEA on NYSUT withdrawal of support for CCSS as implemented - January 27, 2014

NEA President urges President Obama to focus on economy and inequity - January 24, 2014

NEA: Driving solutions for our nation’s public school students - January 23, 2014

CANCELLED: Malik K. Yoba—educator, actor, humanitarian—to headline NEA’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance - January 16, 2014

NEA Releases Annual Legislative Report Card - January 15, 2014

NEA and BetterLesson launch new site with over 3,000 Common Core lessons January 15, 2014

Roswell school shooting incident - January 14, 2014

NEA president’s statement on announced retirement of U.S. Rep. George Miller - January 13, 2014

NEA, CTQ and National Board launch national initiative to develop a new generation of education leaders - January 7, 2014

NEA student chair named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list - January 7, 2014

Helmsley Charitable Trust Makes $1.6 Million in Grants to PARCC and Smarter Balanced Consortia to Engage Leading U.S. Teachers’ Unions in the Development of Next-Generation Student Assessments - January 7, 2014


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