Friday, February 27, 2009

NEA President Van Roekel - Union Advocacy, Activism Makes for Solid Education Policies

"Change is here, transformation is possible," says National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel. A month into the Obama administration, advocates of public education are finding a new willingness by policymakers in Washington to engage and fresh impetus for the sort of political activism that keeps issues critical to educators on the national agenda.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NEA President to Meet Monthly with Secretary of Education

In a message taped for NEA's new electronic magazine, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel tells members about planned monthly meetings he and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold. The commitment is seen as a significant boost to a shared understanding of reforms needed to the so-called No Child Left Behind law.