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Education specialist Dwayne Lovett knows what it takes to reach students at his North Dorchester County High School.Dwayne Lovett with officers and...
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Educators work to build understanding and support for community schools in the City of Steeples.Photo: Hamtalk.orgEducators and community members...
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Here’s what MSEA members are doing right now to get Maryland schools on par with Finland, Singapore, and Massachusetts.What do our students deserve?...
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Each attempt at using new tech involves taking a risk and models for our students how we handle bumps in the road — even failure.Alia Knight-Dahl is...
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“This is a chance to improve the future success of our schools.”Betty Weller, MSEA PresidentI’ve been travelling the state over the last month to...
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Also examines how teachers can move up in the profession without moving out of the classroomA Calvert County teacher testifies before the Kirwan...
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Is the state finally ready to help pay teachers what they deserve?Photo © Stephen CherryIn today’s debate over what should be done to improve...
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Convention breaks records, builds momentum for big year of activism aheadThe 2017 MSEA Convention is in the books, and it was one of the biggest and...
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Addressing salary, class size, and poverty among top issuesThey came in buses and in carpools. They came from down the road, over the Bay Bridge, and...
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This Is Our Moment—Educators are leading by pushing the Kirwan Commission to make the right decisions.MSEA President Betty Weller introduces MSEA’s...

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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.