A historic rally, thanks to you!
ISSUES AND ADVOCACY
Thank you for Rallying to Keep the Promise!
Thank you for supporting and attending the Rally to Keep the Promise. We were expecting 10,000 and we shattered this goal, reaching 15,000 people—the largest rally Annapolis has seen in at least a decade. Learn more and read news coverage of the rally.
Video: Maryland educators feel the love at the Rally to Keep the Promise
"I don't want my teachers to lose their jobs, and I want them to educate me the way I deserve to be educated," said elementary student Sydney Marohn-Johnson.
Seventh grade Language Arts Teacher Claire Barnaby: "it's so great to come here and have all these people be on my side."
The atmosphere at the Rally was invigorating as educators and advocates from across the state came together to support each other. Relive the Rally, or watch it for the first time in this video coverage.
What was your favorite Rally sign slogan?
See some of our top picks and vote for your favorite in our new poll.
And look for the results of our On the Ground Social Media challenge next week!
NEWS AND EVENTS
MSEA election results are in!
A tight race for treasurer, resulting in a runoff, and the addition of new faces to the MSEA Board of Directors are the highlights of this year’s MSEA election.
Voter turnout continued to grow in some counties, with the Education Association of Charles County reaching the highest percentage of voting members—59 percent.
Look for your run-off ballot in the mail April 12-13.
Download election results.
Great students, great stories radio campaign
We've launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the extraordinary work of educators and students across the state with a series of radio ads running until the last week of March.
Listen for the ads and stay tuned for more as the campaign unfolds. Listen online.
Retired Educators Workshop
Learn more about the far-reaching benefits of your MSEA-Retired membership at the Retired Educators Workshop.
You'll hear from expert presenters on pensions, elder law, computer technology, budgeting, preventative health care, and more.
Plus you'll get to meet other former educators for discussion, networking, and fun. Register online or contact Barb France.
Register by April 15 for the Instructional and Professional Development Workshop
Association reps, local association board members, local IPD committee members, and others are welcome to attend. Learn more and register online.
Teaching about the disaster in Japan
The Learning Network on nytimes.com offers resources for teaching about the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan. EdVoices offers additional resources.
NEA Grants and Awards Deadlines
Overwhelming Offer: Save some green on St. Patty's Day
Overwhelming Offers (OO) are available to all members, but the best deals unlock when you check-in on the NEA Click & Save website.
Today's OO is $100 off vacation packages to Ireland and other destinations. Learn more about Overwhelming Offers through NEAMB.