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Educators speak out: Congress must act to support special needs students

July 11, 2017

Educators tell why it matters that President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos want to roll back IDEA funding to pre-2001 levels.

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5 things you can do now to resist the Trump-DeVos agenda to wreck schools

July 9, 2017

Every citizen who cares about public schools has a role to play in defending public education from the agenda President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos have laid out: to defund and destabilize public schools in favor of vouchers and charter schools that are unaccountable to taxpayers. Marches, protests and petitions all matter, but these lower-profile, … Continued

Educators step up their defense of students as immigration raids escalate

July 8, 2017

"Can you imagine being five years old, getting dropped off at school and being afraid that you would come home to an empty house, with no idea where your parents are or if they’re coming back?"

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Looking for something to read this summer? Here are 9 books that should be on every public education advocate’s list

July 7, 2017

Every education advocate should read at least one of these books before the new school year begins.

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BREAKING: 19 state attorneys general sue DeVos for putting for-profit colleges before students

July 6, 2017

“Since day one, DeVos has sided with for-profit school executives against students and families drowning in unaffordable student loans,”

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2017 NEA Activist of the Year winner: Selena Valdez

July 5, 2017

Educators from across the nation elect a new NEA Activist of the Year!

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Tired of waiting on politicians to act, educators prepare to run for office

July 2, 2017

Regardless of what drove these educators to run, they share the belief that it's high time educators be among the elected officials who make policies and pass laws if educator and student concerns are to be heard.

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Activist tip of the summer: become a pro at town halls with your elected officials

June 30, 2017

Town halls are one of the best forms of direct communication between constituents and their elected officials.

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New Jersey art teacher honored as 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year

June 29, 2017

Founder of first middle school GSA helps students and community confront social and political issues.

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Activist tip of the summer: how to talk about politics to anyone

June 28, 2017

Here are some tried and true tips on how to overcome the discomfort and talk to a family member, coworker, neighbor or friend about politics.

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