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After years of understaffing, it has finally culminated in an adverse effect on student learning.What does $2.9 billion in annual underfunding in our...
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Read MSEA’s 4-point gameplan to fulfill Maryland’s promise to students, educators, schools, and communities.Dramatic salary increases leading to...
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“We must work together to fix as many as we can.”James Baldwin said that “not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed...
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“Those Things You Learn Without Joy You Will Forget Easily.”*Photo: The Atlantic, October 1, 2015.1. In Finland, law mandates that for every 45...
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Efforts are underway to create a lockbox for revenues and ensure it goes to schools.In 2011, casinos contributed $50 million to the Education Trust...
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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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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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June/July 2016 ActionLine

Someone has to take a stand.” Learn how Maryland kindergarten teachers took a stand against the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment when it interfered with essential instructional time. Discover how Ruthie the dog brought curriculum to life in an Allegany County elementary school? Read how to build a reflective practice with an end-of-the-year review. 

March/April 2016 ActionLine

One school in Prince George’s County is helping immigrant students thrive. MSEA’s testing campaign reached more than 1,000,000 Marylanders. MSEA is addressing new teacher induction issues. Learn more about equity literacy and how you can make a difference in your students’ success with culturally relevant instruction. ESPs scored a big victory from the Court of Appeals. Focus on educators from Dorchester and St. Mary’s counties. 

January/February 2016 ActionLine

Meet seven young activists who are setting the tone of 21st-century public education activism. MSEA meets the state commission and makes eight common sense recommendations for testing sanity. Learn more about the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association. Retirees take off in Baltimore and Charles counties.