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Spring 2013

Cover Story

Professional Development:
It’s changing

Professional learning is about raising performance levels—for teachers and students. Find out how learning teams and job-embedded collaboration make a difference.

Editor’s Note

President’s Viewpoint

Feature Stories

Aging Buildings

Harmful to All
Shivering in a 40-degree classroom, kindergartners in Reading, Pa., exemplify some 14 million students who attend public schools that pose health risks. It’s time to act.


You're Not Alone
Guidance from a caring, skilled mentor can provide new teachers with much-needed support.

Working Without a Saftey Net

‘Right to Work’ hurts everyone.
Despite the misleading name, right-to-work laws weaken unions, silence employees, and make it tougher for educators to negotiate better learning and working conditions.

Student Life

Disabled Students Speak Out
They just want to be included. A sixth grader and a future teacher explain how educators can meet physically challenged students’ needs.

Federal Funds Ending

As School Improvement Grants from the U.S. Department of Education run out, the work of NEA Priority Schools continues.

This is Your Association      


ESP of the Year

What I’ve Learned

Education Support Professionals

Extra Credit


What Can Be Done About Student Cheating?

How Can Schools Close the Technology Gap?

Record Number of Homeless Students Facing Adversity in the Classroom

Rethinking School Suspensions

NEA Pledges Support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform


NEA Foundation Grants

NEA Academy

NEA Health Information Network

Bring Calm to Your Classroom

NEA Student Program

The NEA Bullying Prevention Kit

American Education Week

Early Learning for Children

NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards

Priority Schools Campaign


Free Things





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