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Sue Clery – National Education Association, 2023
In this 2023 NEA Special Salary issue, a post-pandemic look at faculty salaries in 2022. What was found, looking at federal data, is that U.S. faculty's purchasing power--that is the value of your salary, considering inflation--is at historical lows. All the gains that were made incrementally since the Great Recession of 2008 have evaporated in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Salaries
National Education Association, 2021
Over the course of the last month, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have come together to define the essential elements that they believe are necessary to effectively understand and address the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted students' academic and developmental experiences.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Needs, At Risk Students
Lara, Julia; Pelika, Stacey; Wright, John – National Education Association, 2021
Success in reading is essential throughout a student's school career and into adulthood. Recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment shows that approximately one-third of all fourth-grade students are not meeting basic reading standards. When results are broken out by racial and student subgroups, the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
National Education Association, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the schools, the economy, and the nation's families, exacerbating racial inequities and placing a disproportionate burden on communities of color throughout the country. While physically opening schools at the beginning of the 2020--2021 school year is the goal of most districts, the…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Educational Facilities
National Education Association, 2019
Education technology facilitates personalized learning and allows educators to better target instruction based on identified needs. Technology also improves the ability of education researchers to evaluate instructional approaches and interventions and provides policymakers information to aid in decision making. A majority of parents support the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Information Security
National Education Association, 2019
Poverty and trauma impact student brain development, health, and behavior. The stressors of poverty (lack of nutritious food, unstable housing, etc.) and traumatic events can put students in a "fight" or "flight" mode. Operating from such places prevents students from accessing higher-order thinking and negatively impacts…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, Educational Strategies, Teacher Student Relationship
National Education Association, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, establish and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Relevance (Education), Educational Needs
Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
In recent decades, in line with improvements in technology, schools have increasingly opted for Online Credit Recovery Programs (OCRPs) over traditional face-to-face courses. Despite sharing a common goal with traditional face-to-face programs--providing a pathway for students to get back on track, to avoid failing additional courses and falling…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Required Courses, Repetition, Credits
Lara, Julia; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
There has been a significant increase in the availability of digital tools (mainly laptops) in public school systems in the country. Federal level support, increased investments from private industry, and reduced technology price points for the education sector have all contributed to increases in availability. At the same time, however,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Izard, Ernest – National Education Association, 2016
This handbook was created to provide National Education Association (NEA) member educators with a research-based description of the impact of poverty on teaching and learning. It is important to understand poverty's impact on children's educational success, along with strategies for overcoming the impact of poverty on the brain and learning. The…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, At Risk Students, Student Needs
National Education Association, 2015
First passed in 1965 to ensure that every individual has access to higher education, regardless of income, the Higher Education Act (HEA) governs the nation's student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, and oversight of teacher preparation. This brief report discusses 4 National Education Association (NEA) priorities: (1) Make college more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
National Education Association, 2010
The National Education Association (NEA) recognizes the urgent need to transform the U.S. education system to support effective teaching and improve student learning. Based on its vision of great public schools for every child, NEA has identified the core purposes and values of a comprehensive teacher growth and development system to meet the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Instruction, Barriers, Evaluation Needs
National Education Association, 2010
For many years, there have been efforts to promote the development of national standards for education in the United States. In the Spring of 2010, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) completed a project to develop Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading education organizations, such…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Partnerships in Education