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The General Assembly passed Fix the Fund. Now it’s up to voters in November.Educators rallied at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis before marching to Fix the...
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A strong school community values accountability and self-worth.Ian Pope is an alternative education paraprofessional and coach of the junior varsity...
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“I never envisioned that I would leave my beloved eighth graders, but … ”Annie Mewborn is a ninth grade English teacher at Easton High School and...
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What do a fishing rod, a bushel basket, and train whistle have to do with fifth grade anyway?Beth Roe is a fifth grade teacher at St. Leonard...
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“I’m making the most of every opportunity.”Denise Lee, Howard County, at MSEA’s ESP Conference.Empowerment was more than a buzzword at MSEA’s ESP...
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The backers of the Janus case see it as one more way to chip, chip, chip away at unions.Montgomery County kindergarten teacher Kember Kane speaks to...
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“We need a constitutional amendment to make sure casino funds are dedicated to enriching school funding.”MSEA President Betty WellerSince casinos...
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“Our students are looking to us to take care of them. And they have every right to expect that we will.”We believe the preliminary Kirwan Commission...
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We believe students deserve — and communities should demand — a Maryland promise that delivers safe schools.A sign at MSEA’s march to Fix the Fund on...
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A word from the legal team about taking a stand.iStock PhotoEducator activism — locally and across the country — is building for safer schools,...

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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.