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    Teacher of the Year

    National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki urged teachers to teach beyond standardized tests. She called on educators to be “courageous” in teaching students and to…

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    Role of Teachers Unions in Education Reform

    Dennis Van Roekel talked about the role of the teachers union in education reform.

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    Vice President Biden Remarks on Education

    Vice President Biden talked at the National Education Association conference about the importance of education and teachers. In his speech he criticized Mitt Romney and other…

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    Read Across America Day

    First lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss to a group of children. Then NEA President Dennis Van Roekel led them all in…

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    Book Discussion on Grading Education

    Richard Rothstein talked about his book Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (Teachers College Press and Economic Policy Inst.; November 1, 2008). He makes a case for holding…

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    National Education Association Annual Meeting

    Reg Weaver delivered his keynote address at the annual meeting of the National Education Association. He spoke about his experience as an educator, the state of the education system,…

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    National Education Association Award

    Governor Mike Easley received the inaugural “America’s Greatest Education Governor’s Award” at the annual meeting of the National Education Association “for…

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    Minority Dropout Rates

    Educators spoke about a school dropout problem which was especially prevalent in ethnic minority communities. Among the topics they addressed were a recent study of the extent of the…

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    National Education Association Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of the National Education Association opened with a presentation of the meetings topic, “Redefining the Federal Role in K-12 Education.” Association officials…

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    Education Issues

    Senator Clinton addressed the annual National Education Association meeting on education issues and legislation. After her remarks she answered audience members' questions.

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    Education Issues

    Mr. Weaver addressed the annual meeting of the National Education Association. He talked about education reform, improving public education, and the Brown v. Board of Education…

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    Read Across America Reading

    Justice Breyer read a book, Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail of the U.S. Supreme Court, to a group of second-graders from McKinley Elementary School. Cat in the Hat hats were…

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    Education Issues

    Mr. Chase talked about the future of education. Among the topics he addressed were standardized testing, school vouchers, educational funding, and other challenges facing…

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    Education Issues

    Mr. Chase addressed attendees at the annual convention and praised public school teachers. He honored several teachers and described their accomplishments.

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    Education Issues

    Officials spoke to reporters about the Bush administration education proposals.

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    The State of Education

    Mr. Chase, utilizing a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” format, spoke about the current state of education in America. He called for more pay and respect for teachers.…

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    Read Across America

    Speaker Hastert and Justice Breyer participated in an annual event to promote literacy and reading among children and young adults. Speaker Hastert read from Dr. Seuss' One Fish,…

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    Quality Public Education

    Mr. Chase talked about building a new unionism for educators and teachers. He also said that he opposed any plans to introduce school vouchers in various states.

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    Education Issues

    Mr. Chase spoke to a national convention of teachers. He spoke about changes he has instituted in the National Education Association and the challenges facing U.S.…

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    Education Issues

    Speech clips of President Clinton on education topics were shown. President Clinton was presented the NEA’s “Friend of Education” award and he then addressed the NEA…

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