"Race to Nowhere" comes to MSEA's Convention
NEWS AND EVENTS
Mark your calendars! Convention 2011
to feature award-winning film
Don’t miss MSEA’s screening of Race to Nowhere, a film that
the New York Times called "a must-see movie," on Friday, October 21, at
the Ocean City Convention Center.
The award-winning film about the
struggle of educators, students, and parents trying to cope with a challenged
public school system is a featured event of our annual Convention. Following
the 80-minute film, director Vicki Abeles will host an hour-long question and
spot for the screening online and learn more about
ISSUES AND ADVOCACY
TAAAC member selected for
prestigious Library of Congress program
Janie O'Connor from Arundel High
School in Gambrills has been chosen to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.
She'll travel to Washington, D.C.
next week to work with specialists to learn best practices for using primary
sources in the K-12 classroom, while exploring some of the millions of
digitized primary documents. Way to go, Janie!
Learn more about the program, and view the collection of primary sources from Maryland history
on the Library of Congress website.
The General Assembly's two-step:
Devalue pensions, then shift costs to the counties
In his forthcoming ActionLine column,
Executive Director David Helfman discusses the potential of a shift of pension
costs to counties that some elected officials have advocated for.
Make no mistake, Helfman warns. Shifting retirement costs to the counties has
nothing to do with pensions and everything to do with local spending on
education. Read more. >>
Why not elect a friend of public
school employees to the Maryland State Retirement and Pension Board?
why MSEA supports Theresa Lochte for pension board trustee, and cast your
ballot online now before the election ends next week.
MSEA's Closing the Achievement Gaps Contest
Have you developed creative ways to reach students in Maryland public schools? Share your story for the chance to win an iPad or
other great prizes. Deadline: July 1, 2011.
2011 Summer Training Series:
Navigating Your Way to Great Public Schools!
At MSEA's 2011 Summer Training Series, held August 2-4 in
Silver Spring, you’ll learn how to educate, activate, and mobilize your fellow
Prepare for the Special Legislative
Session this fall and the 2012 General Assembly with the help and support of
experienced MSEA staff.
more and register online. Deadline: July 15.
Two movie tickets for $9 at Fandango - one day only!
Escape from the heat with a trip to
the movies. NEA Click & Save and Living Social are offering 70 percent off
of the purchase of two movie tickets.
You'll also receive 10x WOWPoints (members-only Click
& Save points that help you receive other discounts).
Head to the Click & Save website to buy your tickets.