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Save your school, one bowl of soup or cereal at a time
posted by: Steph | June 17, 2010, 12:37 pm   

The economic crisis that hit in 2009 is hitting state and local budgets hard, and with the bulk of public education funding coming from states and localities, people should think beyond government aid to help save their schools and teachers.

Campbell’s Soup Company has sponsored Labels for Education, a program that for more than 37 years has provided free educational equipment to schools in exchange for clipped proofs of purchase. Continue Reading...

Update: Massachusetts Legislature Passes Measure to Save Retired Marine's Teaching Position
posted by: Colin | June 16, 2010, 09:11 am   

Earlier this week the Massachusetts legislature approved an amendment to save retired USMC Maj. Stephen Godin's job. The measure, which had been defeated by Democrats the week before, exempts public school JROTC teachers, like Maj. Godin, from having to pay union dues. Continue Reading...

How Much Does Technology Advance Classroom Learning?
posted by: Steph | June 15, 2010, 09:12 am   

Technological advances in the last quarter century have forever changed the daily lives of Americans. Rather than getting the news from the paper delivered to your doorstep, you probably download it on your PC or Mac. Tangible books are being replace by Kindles and Nooks, and there are apps for your Droid, Blackberry, or iPhone to do just about everything except pound out your erasers. Continue Reading...

Retired Marine Under Attack for not Joining Teachers Union
posted by: Colin | June 14, 2010, 09:38 am   

After logging 2,000 hours flying F-4 Phantoms and serving in five overseas deployments, retired USMC Maj. Stephen Godin decided to take on an equally demanding challenge–teaching public high school. For the past fourteen years, Maj. Godin has been teaching in the distinguished JROTC program at North High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The principal of North High praises Maj. Godin as an "excellent" instructor. Maj. Godin also coaches the regional champion drill team and he's never missed a day of work. Continue Reading...

Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: Deaf Storytellers Entertain Students, from AAE
posted by: Colin | June 10, 2010, 10:58 am   

The Association of American Educators has awarded a classroom grant to LaWanda Brewer, deaf and hard-of-hearing teacher at Becky-David Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. The grant supported bringing deaf storytellers Peter Cook and Nina Wilson to students in the Francis Howell School District to celebrate the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Continue Reading...

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