April 26, 2012 by Brenda Álvarez
The transformation efforts Willie E. Thompson Middle School and Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan have boosted student achievement and are helping pull a struggling town out of economic decline.
February 22, 2012 by PSC Editor
In a post featured on the Huffington Post’s Education page, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel explains how “local teachers unions are stepping up to the challenge of raising academic performance” in schools serving high populations of poor students.
February 8, 2012 by Mary Ellen Flannery
Paul Hernandez is an assistant professor whose research focuses on sociology of education and social inequality. His work with educators in lower-performing schools has helped at-risk students to achieve academically, personally and attend college.
January 12, 2012 by Brenda Álvarez
Educators in the Romulus Education Association, working with district officials and school administrators, lead change in the district’s accountability system. Now there is a healthy dialogue on teaching and learning between teachers and administrators.
October 4, 2011 by PSC Editor
By Rosemary Carey, Michigan Education Association In just a short period of time, Romulus Middle School went from being one of the 108 Michigan schools labeled “Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools” to the center of national attention as an education reform…
September 30, 2011 by Brenda Álvarez
Leo Tolstoy once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” That is until you meet Rob Townsend, a physical science teacher at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan, and his school principal,…
September 19, 2011 by PSC Editor
Standing Strong for Students Fall marks the start of Year Two of PSC providing intensive support to 34 schools across 16 states. To engage educators early in the school year, NEA executed a back-to-school tour showcasing NEA members helping students succeed…
September 15, 2011 by PSC Editor
In a new piece at A2Politico, blogger Chris Savage looks at Michigan Republicans’ attacks on teachers. He also looks at how educators are working hard to make things better for schools, particularly those facing the biggest challenges. Here’s what he has…
September 13, 2011 by Alain Jehlen
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook joined forces to bring the National Education Association’s Standing Strong for Students Back-to-School Tour to the Detroit area on Tuesday. The day began with local radio interviews, outreach…
May 11, 2011 by Brenda Álvarez
By Brenda Alvarez For public schools in Romulus, Michigan, the third time was the charm recently as voters renewed an existing business tax to support education that was rejected twice before. The Detroit Free Press said the school funding was…
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