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Winter 2015

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The School To Prison Pipeline
Suspensions and expulsions cause more harm than good. Learn how schools are implementing restorative practices based on communication and understanding and getting great results.

Editor's Note

Lily's Blackboard


The Student Debt Crisis
As the cost of college attendance continues to rise, leaving holes in the wallets of educators long after they receive their diplomas and enter the classroom, NEA’s Degrees Not Debt campaign is committed to reversing the trend.

Level Up!
The 2014 midterm election is long over, but education must remain a high priority across the nation. Here’s how you can keep lawmaker’s attention between now and 2016.

The Road Less Traveled
After they’ve left their countries seeking a better life in the U.S., unaccompanied minors often find their biggest source of support in the classroom.

It takes more than teachers to run a school. Here’s a look at the annual celebration that honors the dedicated education support professionals who make a daily difference behind the scenes.

Read Across America Day
Get ready to read!

Diverse Students, Diverse Books
Changing student populations prompt school library transformations.

What’s on Your Mind?
We asked visitors to our Facebook page how they build a positive teacher-student relationship.

What I’ve Learned
NEA Today talked to Nancy Burke, an instructional paraeducator in Massachusetts, about teaching students to grow and harvest vegetables.

Why I’m a Member
Reuben D’Silva talks transitioning from the battlefield to the classroom.

You won’t believe some of the crazy things students have brought to class!

Learn how educators are using videos game for more than just entertainment.

Extra Credit
Children and physical education

Rights Watch
Getting right with student debt collectors


The Public Turns Against High Stakes Testing

Schools Return Grenade Launchers

The U.S. Dropout Rate is Falling Fast, But Hold the Champagne


Ask Kate: Control and How to Get it Back

Classroom Farm Activities

Dinosaurs in Language Arts

Heart Healthy Lessons


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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