Thursday, October 11, 2007

NEA FOCUS: Ideas and Expertise for Public Education

NCLB -- It’s Time for a Change!
NEA’s NCLB blog tracks the latest commentary and news on the No Child Left Behind Act. More

Encourage Students to Stay in School
Teachers, education support professionals, parents, employers -- All of us want to see students finish high school. We have to work together to make it happen. Find out what NEA and others are doing and join the conversation. More

I Am an Educator
Classroom teachers, bus drivers, nurses, librarians, and others reflect on the school life, and what inspires them to remain in the finest profession in the world. More

Vote for Your Favorite Celebrity Substitute Teacher
Is it Bill Gates or Tiger Woods? To help celebrate American Education Week (November 11–16), vote for the public figure you would most like to teach your class or your child's class for a day. More

Using Video Games, Simulations in Classrooms
The U.S. military uses video games to train forces. Doctors use them to practice surgery. And education technology experts are encouraging teachers to play simulation-themed games in the classroom to help students think more critically. More

Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, these awards recognize students in grades 5–12 who demonstrate exemplary community service.

Do you know a teacher under the age of 40 who demonstrates excellence in the profession, has a positive impact on students, employs creativity in the classroom, and exhibits leadership in his/her school district? Nominate them for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum's $10,000 award. Deadline: October 15.