State legislative issues to watch in 2019

Educator-activists elected many pro-education politicians in November 2018. With legislative sessions under way in most states, we must support these elected leaders in the fight for budgets, laws, and policies that benefit students. More…

Kick off 2019 by being a Mentor!

January is National Mentoring Month. The benefits of mentoring and being a mentor are well known, but one- third of young people will grow up without a mentor. That’s something we can change. More…

Dear Betsy DeVos: We will not go back in time, we will not ignore our students!

Betsy DeVos has fallen short yet again on a very simple and fundamental responsibility she has as Secretary of Education: the duty to protect all students. DeVos is proposing a rule that would reverse current safeguards for students by making sweeping changes to Title IX’s regulations. Title IX bars sex discrimination at elementary and secondary More…

Matthew Shepard: Resting in Peace, Resting in Power

Twenty years after Matthew Shepard was murdered by people filled with hatred, his remains were interred at a historic cathedral in the Nation’s Capital. There, he symbolizes the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ rights and reminds us that we have work to do. More…