Post Tagged with: "public education"

Free Live Video Stream on Latest Children and Poverty Research

Half the children in American public schools are low income and one million are homeless. Yet today’s school reform agenda dismisses poverty as just an excuse. Join the National Superintendents Roundtable via videostream as it explores these issues in Chicago, July 11 and 12. Presentations (all times Central): 6:00 pm, Friday, July 11: Kent McGuire of the Southern Education Foundation […]

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For New Orleans Students, Katrina Was Only the Beginning

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in 2005. But for New Orleans’ public school students, parents, and teachers, the tragedy of Katrina was just the beginning. “A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools,” the first in series of short videos, shows the inside story of how […]

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Join Us For A Free Webinar on Student Privacy!

Join Us For A Free Webinar on Student Privacy!

Join us for a webinar discussion on these critical issue of protecting student privacy! You will hear from experts in media and technology, school administrators, and policymakers about student privacy issues and important steps administrators can take to protect student data and keep schools safe. This webinar is provided with the suppport of the U.S. Department of Education and Common Sense Media.

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Diann Woodard Visits Puerto Rico, Expresses Concern Over Public Education Cuts

In early March, AFSA National President Diann Woodard traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with local educators and President of Educadores Puertorriqueños en Acción Inc., AFSA Local 105, Domingo Madera. Public education in Puerto Rico is currently threatened by proposed cuts to teacher’s retirement plans. The proposal may encourage teachers to retire this year to avoid pension cuts, leaving schools with a shortage […]

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AFT Exposes For-Profit Charter School Industry

WASHINGTON –The American Federation of Teachers is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in high pay for its CEOs and profits for its stockholders than it is in teaching kids. In studies and personal testimony gathered at a section of its website, the 1.4-million member union rips the veil off the profitable firms, […]

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Contact Your Senator in Support of Public Education

Contact Your Senator in Support of Public Education

NOW is the time to make your voice heard. Contact your Senator and let them know that you oppose the Scholarships for Kids Act, S.1968 and the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE), S. 1909.

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Speak Out For Public Education During National School Choice Week

Speak Out For Public Education During National School Choice Week

NOW is the time to make your voice heard. Contact your Senator and let them know that you oppose the Scholarships for Kids Act, S.1968 and the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE), S. 1909.

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Standing With The Newark Five

We are outraged to hear of the five principals who were unjustly suspended in Newark by Superintendent Cami Anderson for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. As Newark Councilman Ras Baraka said in a statement on Friday, January 14: Today Cami Anderson indefinitely suspended four Newark principals: Tony Motley of Bragraw Avenue School, […]

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, celebrating the historic bond between Labor and Civil Rights. For the two movements are truly one, in their unyielding commitment to equality and social justice. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,” […]

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Weingarten: ‘Polarization and Anger’ in U.S. Society ‘Playing Out in Schools’

WASHINGTON—The “polarization and anger” running through U.S. society, as a result of the collapse of the American Dream, “is playing out in the schools as well,” Teachers President Randi Weingarten warns. In a free-flowing talk and q-and-a at the Women’s National Democratic Club in D.C. on Dec. 12, the head of the 1.5-million-member union adds the conflict appears in fights […]

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