Memorial honors and uplifts educators

Ruth Berg. John Carlson. Daniel Buesgens. Richard Lee Proffitt. Scott Beigel. Aaron Feis. Chris Hixon. Jennifer Williamson. Glenda Ann Perkins. Cynthia Tisdale. These teachers, coaches, and education support professionals were killed between August 2017 and May of this year. Their names are etched onto the Memorial to Fallen Educators, part of the National Teachers Hall More…

Love without borders

I am proud of our champions for children in New Hampshire, educators who are reaching out to Central American children living temporarily in a Juarez, Mexico orphanage. They believe that all children, no matter where they are from, deserve the opportunity to learn and grow strong. Their love knows no borders. More…

#FamiliesBelongTogether

Immigration issues are complicated.  But some things are simple. Do not punish children for decisions they didn’t make. Do not separate families. Provide a trusted path to citizenship for immigrant Dreamers. More…

Celebrating–and learning from–older Americans

When I was teaching sixth grade at Orchard Elementary, I was always trying to think of ways to make my lessons more real. We were studying a particularly dry history textbook about World War II—a series of dates, battles, and names of generals. Those publishers had to work really hard to make World War II boring, More…

For students, opportunity starts with having a home

Students who have the security of a home are able to concentrate better in school. They can imagine, dream, and be curious about the world without the burden of adult worries. That’s why the NEA is proud to be part of the Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign. More…