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How a Supreme Court Ruling on Playground Covering May Pave the Way for School Vouchers

State constitutional prohibitions against aid to religion, including aid to religious schools, may be in jeopardy.

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Drug Education Comes to Kindergarten

Looking beyond “Just Say No,” more educators are saying no student is too young to learn about the dangers of opioid abuse.

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And the Award Goes To…

He helps visually impaired students, supports the arts in his community, and is a leader in his association. Meet the paraeducator who took home NEA’s highest award for ESPs.

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Federal Education Law Adds Critical Supports for Homeless Students

Homeless liaison Jonathan Houston – who has experienced homelessness himself – cheers promising new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Penn State Graduate Students Move Toward Union

When grad assistants earn less then $18K a year and work twice as many hours as promised, they need a voice in their working conditions.

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How To De-Stress for High-Stakes Tests

Take these small steps before, during and after testing to create a (nearly) worry-free classroom.

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2016 Social Justice Activists

Who’s Your Social Justice Hero?

Do you know an educator who demonstrates the ability to organize and engage educators, parents, and the community to advocate on social justice issues? Then nominate him or her for NEA’s Social Justice Activist of Year award by April 2.

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Controlling the Uncontrollable Class

We’ve all caught students misbehaving, but have you ever caught them cooperating? A resource specialist in Hemet, California, does on a regular basis, using positive rewards to tame his unruly classroom. Learn his strategy.