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Feb 20, 2014, 15:05 ET Cat-a-Van Reading Tour Hits the Road to Get Kids Reading, Brushing

The Cat in the Hat is back, and he's revving up his engines to get kids excited about reading—and brushing their teeth! This year's...


Feb 12, 2014, 10:56 ET NEA's Read Across America Grants to Boost Local Reading Initiatives

 There's only one event that will get teachers, principals, school employees—even elected officials—to dye their hair blue, cook up...


Mar 01, 2013, 14:50 ET Celebrities Join Cat in the Hat, Read to Kids at New York Public Library

Actors Uma Thurman, Jake T. Austin to kick off 16th annual Read Across America Day  The National Education Association rolled out the...


Feb 27, 2013, 13:56 ET Celebrities to Join Cat in the Hat, Read to Kids at New York Public Library

Actors Uma Thurman, Jake T. Austin to kick off NEA's Read Across America Day Lights! Camera! Read!  The National Education Association...


Feb 21, 2013, 12:32 ET Cat-a-Van Tours Hit the Road to Get Kids Reading, Brushing

NEA, Renaissance Dental asking students to grab their hat and read with the Cat The Cat in the Hat is back, and he's revving up his engines...


Jan 31, 2013, 16:01 ET Renaissance Dental Teams up with NEA's Read Across America to Encourage Children to Pick up a Book and a Toothbrush

New partnership connects importance of children's oral health and literacy  What do books and toothbrushes have in common? Much more...


Feb 21, 2012, 22:44 ET Mazda Test Drive Program Pledges $1 Million for Nation's Public School Libraries

NEA's 'Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda' visits 20 cities  Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has teamed up with...


Feb 17, 2012, 16:30 ET National Education Association's 'Read Across America Tour - Driven by Mazda' To Raise $1 Million for Public School Libraries

Mazda Test-Drive Program to Visit 20-plus Cities Across the U.S. to Share the Love of Reading  The National Education Association...


Feb 22, 2011, 22:48 ET Community Members Standing Together to Move Wisconsin Forward

Neighbors are standing side by side together in solidarity in communities around Wisconsin with rallies and vigils in an effort to ask Governor...


Feb 20, 2011, 20:42 ET Community Members Standing Together to Move Wisconsin Forward

More than 200,000 community members from around Wisconsin met in Madison this weekend to ask Governor Scott Walker to come to the table....


Mar 25, 2010, 09:00 ET Hundreds of Higher Ed Faculty Gather in San Jose to Share Ideas on Increased Demand for Higher Ed With Fewer State Dollars

$2 billion new federal dollars for community colleges  will it pass, will it be enough? SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25 While the U.S....


Mar 17, 2010, 09:00 ET As NV Decides How to Fix Low Performing Schools, Hundreds of Educators Gather in Reno to Exchange Ideas to Raise Student Achievement

March 19-21, Peppermill Hotel Educators from Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii are gathering in Reno,...


Jan 26, 2010, 23:33 ET Oregon Educators Help Deliver a Victory for State's Middle Class Families in Historic Election

Election night statement from Dennis Van Roekel National Education Association "As states consider how to put their economies back on track,...


Nov 20, 2009, 11:51 ET Bono Tops the Chart as Favorite Celebrity Substitute Educator

Rock star chosen by online NEA poll Bono, U2's legendary front man and voice for the poor, would also rule the classroom say thousands of voters...


Feb 23, 2009, 19:25 ET NEA Partners to Develop Standards for Measuring 21st Century Skills

Education collaborative strives to ensure global competitiveness for students NEA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Council of...


Sep 29, 2008, 01:00 ET Missouri Teachers Mobilize Undecided Voters

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachers in the key battleground state of Missouri are mobilizing their coworkers and family...


Sep 27, 2008, 01:00 ET McCain Proposed Spending Freeze Would Leave Millions of America's Students in the Cold

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators John McCain and Barack Obama squared off last night in Mississippi for the first...


Sep 17, 2008, 01:00 ET College Affordability Set to Emerge as Sleeper Campaign Issue, New NEA Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rising cost of college is a critical, yet largely overlooked concern of voters this election...


Sep 10, 2008, 01:00 ET Obama Talks With Educators About Challenges and Reform

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you want to know what resources are needed in America's classrooms, ask an educator. That's...


Aug 29, 2008, 01:00 ET NEA Responds to Naming of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Republican VP Nominee

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Reg Weaver, who is attending the...


Aug 28, 2008, 01:00 ET Republican National Convention Site of Education Forum on 21st Century Skills

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With recognition of the near universal belief that success in an increasingly global and...


Aug 26, 2008, 01:00 ET Economy, Crime, Healthcare: All Linked to Education

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans have made it clear that they have major concerns going into November's elections. They...


Aug 25, 2008, 01:00 ET The NEA: Organized, Energized and Mobilized for Barack Obama

DENVER, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - NEA President Reg Weaver addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight and outlined why the...


Aug 25, 2008, 01:00 ET NEA President Addresses Delegates at Democratic National Convention

DENVER, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reg Weaver, president of the National Education Association, will tell the thousands of delegates...


Aug 24, 2008, 01:00 ET Nation's Democratic Women Governors to Be Honored for Their Commitment to Public Education

DENVER, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers will host a joint luncheon...