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Funded by Betsy DeVos, they want to destroy unions and limit educators’ voice, rights, and pay.Around the country, billionaire-funded political...
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Outdoor education in St, Mary’s County with Margarita RochowMargarita Rochow, director at ELMS Environmental Center in St. Mary’s County. Photo...
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“I am very fortunate to be surrounded by fabulous people.”Donna Hoffman is head cook at Northern Middle School in Garrett County.“I’ve always...
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Educators can play critical roles in breaking down biases at all levels.Personal racial bias comes in so many forms that it feels almost too...
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Jason Fahie on being a Black male teacher in Howard County.Jason Fahie is a physical education teacher at Harper’s Choice Middle School in Howard...
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Notes from a Latina StudentKatherine Bonilla Gutierrez is a 2018 graduate of Frederick High School in Frederick County. Katherine traveled alone from...
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Apple Ballot recommends Ben Jealous for governorRight now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve education funding with the Kirwan...
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Protect Your Right to Collective BargainingOnce your local has ratified a new contract through the collective bargaining process, it’s up to you — ...
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Make sure you understand the Family Medical Leave Act.The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides job-protected, unpaid leave...
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NEA Foundation grants help educators solve teaching and learning challengesCongratulations to MSEA’s 2017-2018 NEA Foundation Student Achievement/...

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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. 

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