For many years Richard Hale never spoke to his family about his combat experiences as a Marine Corps infantryman in the Vietnam War. He didn’t visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., until last October – nearly 50 years after his return home.Details
There were hugs, smiles, cheers, and lots of red shirts outside Charlotte Public Schools on Wednesday morning as educators participated in a statewide #WearRedForPublicEd campaign to press for adequate school funding.Details
Teachers and staff in Charlotte Public Schools will join educators across Michigan wearing red shirts to show support for public education on Wednesday – two weeks after being threatened with disciplinary action for participating in the statewide show of solidarity.Details
Michigan’s newest Teacher of the Year keeps “big rocks” glued to the back of her cell phone.
Not those kind of rocks. The three typed reminders stuck on her phone represent her top priorities as an educator – their metaphorical name taken from the work of author Stephen Covey, known for his best-selling self-help book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.Details
Fifth-grade teacher Ryan Oleson could relate when he heard about a student at Brandywine Elementary who felt self-conscious about losing his hair from chemotherapy treatments—hair loss that would reveal a surgical scar on the back of his head.Details
This year 15,898 graduates from Schools of Education throughout the U.S. were members of the NEA Student program – and statistics show these soon-to-be first-year educators are more than TWICE as likely to join their local union if a colleague speaks to them over the summer.Details