Empowered Educators Shape Learning and Create Opportunities for All Students

It may be up to educators to create a student-centered, educator-led school environment where a high level of collaboration exists between educators, parents, administrators, and school board members, according to two sets of panelists who spoke Thursday at Empowered Educators Day, part of the National Education Association’s 153rd Annual Meeting and 94th Representative Assembly (RA) … Continued

More than 200 Exhibitors at NEA Expo in Orlando

Visitors to the sprawling NEA Expo Hall Wednesday could not avoid the NEA Member Benefits Center, where 30 of the event’s 200-plus booths are located. “This is like the town square of the Expo,” said Tim Gilman, creative director for Bodden Partners, the company which organized the two-day Expo and other activities related to the … Continued

NEA Read Across Orlando Brings Books to RA City

“Turn off the TV and open a book!” NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia urged a sea of red-and-white stovepipe-hatted children at the Orlando Public Library on Wednesday morning. “When you go back to school this fall, you’ll be a little bit smarter. Reading a book exercises your brain!” All across the Orlando area on this … Continued

Hundreds Attend a Community Fair Aimed at Students and their Families

Public school students from across Central Florida arrived by the busloads. Almost 800 of them. The energetic students joined hundreds more community leaders, Florida educators, and retired and student members of the National Education Association (NEA), June 30, at Osceola High and Thacker Avenue Elementary Schools in Kissimmee, Florida. The fair, called the Leaders Empowering … Continued

Love Wins at NEA’s Joint Conference

Last week’s historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage resonated throughout the first day of the National Education Association’s 2015 Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women. As approximately 1,000 educators entered a ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida, early Monday morning, they were greeted by mile-high words … Continued

‘Wisdom, Expertise, Insight, and Experience’

More than 400 NEA-Retired members, yesterday, kicked off the first day of the organization’s two-day 32nd Annual Meeting. Gathered in Orlando, Fla., prior to the July 3 start of the annual NEA Representative Assembly, the retired educators will address new business items that will guide the organization through the coming year. Yesterday’s opening session marked … Continued

NEA’s Future Teachers Ready to Lead

The future teachers of the United States “should be really angry,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said Sunday at the opening plenary of the NEA Student Leadership Conference in Orlando. “You have lived under this little thing called No Child Left Untested. How many of you thought it was the most inspirational thing that Congress … Continued

NEA Delegates Arrive in Orlando for 153rd Annual Meeting

Educators from around the country are beginning to arrive in Orlando, Florida, where they will take part in the world’s largest democratic deliberative body at the National Education Association’s 153rd Annual Meeting and 94th Representative Assembly (RA) June 26 – July 6. More than 7,000 delegates will gather to set public education policy and establish priorities … Continued