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Nov 20, 2009, 11:51 ET
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 10/15/2008

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...

Oct 28, 2009, 08:30 ET
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 10/09/2009

NASBE Finds School and Community Partnerships a Critical Element in Dropout Prevention

With the national high school graduation rate somewhere between 60 and 70 percent, and below 50 percent in many urban areas, states, schools, and...

Oct 26, 2009, 08:30 ET
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NASBE Calls for New Assessment Systems That Balance Accountability With Improvements in Teaching and Learning

With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, standardized assessments went from being one method of determining the...

Oct 21, 2009, 14:15 ET
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President-Elect and Directors Selected for National Association of State Boards of Education

Allan Taylor, chairman of the Connecticut State Board of Education, has been voted president-elect of the National Association of...

Oct 16, 2009, 14:08 ET
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Three Longtime State Education Leaders Receive National Honor

State education leaders from Connecticut, Ohio and Pennsylvania are the recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Service Award by the National...

Oct 16, 2009, 10:30 ET

B. Keith Fulton Named Friend of Education by National Association

B. Keith Fulton, President of Verizon West Virginia, is being honored with the National Association of State Boards of Education's...

Oct 13, 2009, 08:30 ET
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Special Edition of the State Education Standard Highlights Education Policymakers' Role in Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

The new issue of The State Education Standard, the journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), examines how...

Aug 11, 2009, 10:00 ET

New Survey Reveals Health-Related Fitness as Primary Focus of Middle and High School Physical Education Programs

With growing concerns among parents and policymakers about the rise in childhood obesity - heightened by the recent CDC report showing that...

May 07, 2009, 13:50 ET

Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education

Increase needed to train workforce, stimulate economy Today, the White House unveiled its Fiscal Year 2010 budget request, proposing level...

Feb 23, 2009, 19:25 ET
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 10/15/2008

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...

Dec 11, 2008, 16:12 ET

Catholic Schools Contribute $19.8 Billion Annually to Nation

While auto manufacturers, secondary mortgage lenders and investment bankers are reaping billions of dollars in federal funds, one entity is saving...

Nov 14, 2008, 08:15 ET

NAHEC Presents 2008 National Awards for Outstanding Health Educator and Outstanding Innovation

The National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) is pleased and proud to present Marcy Coppernoll with the 2008 Outstanding Health...

Nov 14, 2008, 08:10 ET

Prominent Health Education Providers Awarded National Accreditation Status

The National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) is proud to award accreditation status to four prominent U.S. health education...

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...

Sep 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

NEA Applauds Sen. Obama's Comprehensive Approach to Education Reform

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Barack Obama laid out strategies to reform education in Dayton, Ohio, today. The National...

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...