Trib Talk: Chatting with Lily

Lily Eskelsen García joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about high-stakes testing, class sizes, immigration and other lessons she learned in Utah classrooms. Watch the conversation here:

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We Are Fearless and We Will Not Be Silent

NEA president-elect Lily Eskelsen García, after praising those who have supported and worked in concert with her, concluded NEA’s 152nd Annual Meeting with a strong message to those “who don’t know what they’re talking about”: We will not be silent. More…

Bring Back Our Girls

This morning I, like the rest of the world, watched the news for some sign of progress in finding the more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped on April 14th from their dormitories at their school – a rural school where families had the chance to give their daughters an education. More…

#ThankATeacher

Thank you, Mr. Olsen. Thank you Ms. Lee. Thank you Sister Claire. Thank you Mrs. Hildebrand. My list is a long one. There are so many teachers who brought me to where I am in my life, and except for one or two, I have no idea where they are today. I went to Catholic school More…

A Day of Action for Our Students

On December 9th, educators, parents, community organizations and students are joining forces around the country to ensure quality public schools that are community led and student centered. More…