NEA President: California ruling allows corporate interests to trump students’ needs

Deeply flawed verdict goes against research proven to enhance teacher effectiveness  A California Superior Court judge today sided with Silicon Valley multimillionaire David Welch and his ultra-rich cronies in the meritless lawsuit of Vergara v. State of California. The lawsuit was brought by deep-pocketed corporate special interests intent on driving a corporate agenda geared toward […]

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Should STEM be updated to STREAM?

In a blog on HuffingtonPost.com, Pennsylvania elementary school principal Rob Furman says we must update our emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include reading and arts and transform the popular acronym to STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math). Acknowledging that efforts already have been made to add arts to the STEM […]

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Should STEM be updated to STREAM?

In a blog on HuffingtonPost.com, Pennsylvania elementary school principal Rob Furman says we must update our emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include reading and arts and transform the popular acronym to STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math). Acknowledging that efforts already have been made to add arts to the STEM […]

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Rep. Fred Clark: It’s time to take a stand for rural schools

In this column, State Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) writes that Wisconsin is poised to lose a growing number of its rural schools unless our Legislature reverses course. “In the face of declining enrollment and huge cuts in revenue, rural schools are cutting programs, stretching staff with heavier workloads, closing schools, and surviving on referendums year […]

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t let special needs voucher proponents amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin has issued a statement opposing S.1909/H.R.4773, the so-called Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act. Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin Opposes Federal Special Needs Voucher Funding (6/4/2014) The CHOICE Act is the first legislative attempt to support special needs vouchers on the federal level. The bill […]

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