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And other legislative updates in MSEA’s Up the StreetFiscal Year 2019 Maryland Budget (photo credit: Erin Cox, Baltimore Sun)THIS WEEK IN...
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And other start of session updates in MSEA’s Up the StreetThe sun rises over the State House on opening day of the General Assembly SessionOPENING...
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Hint: Think $2.9 billion in annual school underfunding on his watch.Photo from Governor’s Office.On Monday morning, Gov. Hogan held a positively...
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ESP jobs have declined while district leader and supervisor jobs have grown at 10 times the rate of teacher positions.Photo © Stephen CherrySchools...
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Meet six MSEA activists tackling student poverty, class size, educator salaries, and more.This is our moment — if we are to be successful in our work...
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Compassion fatigue is real, rampant, and often unacknowledged.A new work-life survey from the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers...
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Tech lover and Frederick County language arts teacher Alia Knight-Dahl makes room for deeper learning in her blended classroom.Alia-Kinght Dahl is a...
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An interview with 2017–18 Maryland Teacher of the Year Josh Carroll.© Stephen CherryThe 2017–18 Maryland Teacher of the Year is Josh Carroll, a STEM...
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“An activist from the heart.”Howard County nurse and community activist Mary Stein is MSEA’s ESP of the Year.“An activist from the heart” is how one...
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2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb inspires at MSEA’s Early Career Educator Summit.Early career educators Richard Warren Jr., John Wombach...

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Our magazine, ActionLine, is packed with the news you need to be an informed education professional.

We’ll keep you up-to-date on MSEA’s campaign for great public schools with member-focused feature stories, news from across the state, and the latest ideas, issues, and trends that affect you, your students, and your school. ActionLine is published five times a year.

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November/December 2015 ActionLine

Heroin-related emergency room visits for 15–24 year-olds in Maryland for have increased by 500% since 2008. What do we need to know—and what can we do? Catch up on the issues delegates to Representative Assembly directed MSEA to take on over the next year. Meet Washington County fourth grade teacher Stephanie Jones—she has a secret tool in her toolkit, her grandmother, Momom! Insider tips from Prince George’s County Peer Assistance and Review Consulting Teacher Rowena Shurn on Common Core Standards. Keep your ducks in a row and document everything when navigating zero-tolerance discipline policies, says MSEA’s legal team. MeetToni Meijas is an advocate for Latina/o affairs in Prince George’s County.

September/October 2015 ActionLine

Watch videos of Maryland educators taking a stand to curb over-testing and learn more about MSEA’s efforts to rally parents and communities around restoring time to learn for students. Discover how the community schools model can make a difference educators, students, families, and communities. Read Unpacking an SLO authored by member Missy Dirks. Download the dos and don’ts of discussing standardized testing with parents.Meet members Sarah Fitzsimmons, a Baltimore County certified professional counselor, and Somerset County paraprofessional Amanda Barnes. Find out how Howard and Montgomery county locals are focusing on relationships to build power and influence. 

May/June 2015 ActionLine

We're gaining ground in the effort to turn the tide on over-testing. In our feature story you'll learn about MSEA's latest efforts on testing, along with an explainer of what exactly happened when Gov. Hogan walked away with $68 million in school funding at the end of the legislative session. Discover this and more in this issue of ActionLine!

March/April 2015 ActionLine

From one teacher’s toolkit for success to impacting legislation in the General Assembly, this issue is all about power, relationships, and influence. Find out how MSEA is fighting for the school funding students and schools need. Learn what to do in the case of a student assault. Discover our top 10 accomplishments as part of MSEA’s 150th anniversary recognition. Read how Prince George’s County is training for power as it faces a new hybrid school board. Vote for MSEA’s leaders in this year’s election. 

January/February 2015 ActionLine

From one teacher’s toolkit for success to impacting legislation in the General Assembly, this issue is all about power, relationships, and influence. Find out how MSEA is fighting for the school funding students and schools need. Learn what to do in the case of a student assault. Discover our top 10 accomplishments as part of MSEA’s 150th anniversary recognition. Read how Prince George’s County is training for power as it faces a new hybrid school board. Vote for MSEA’s leaders in this year’s election.