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NEA Focus
Web site highlights from the National Education Association
Great Public Schools for Every Child

February 11, 2004

>Find Out What Americans Want in A Public School
>Some Students Falter Under Testing Pressure
>'NEA Today' Debate: Ban Cell Phones in Schools?
>School Leaders' Efforts to Motivate Fall Short Says MetLife Survey

This week ...

>Four reports from the Harvard Civil Rights Project confirm the negative impacts of "No Child Left Behind" sanctions on disadvantaged students.

>Read Good News about your local schools.

Find Out What Americans Want in A Public School

NEA President Reg Weaver in his February radio message explores common ground between parents and educators. NEA members have long advocated high standards, real accountability, and a focus on what works in the classroom. Polls show that communities believe we're on the right track.
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Some Students Falter Under Testing Pressure

A Wisconsin teacher has seen many of his high-achieving students "become so nervous about the high-stakes testing that they do poorly." NEA members in an NEA video series give a classroom-eye view of how the new federal education law is affecting kids.
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'NEA Today' Debate: Ban Cell Phones in Schools?

Some folks say mobile phones are distracting, disrupt classes, and even facilitate cheating. Others say they can help busy kids and parents coordinate after-school activities and should be allowed so students can call for help in an emergency (e.g. Columbine). What do you think?
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School Leaders' Efforts to Motivate Fall Short Says MetLife Survey

Principals believe they're guiding, motivating, and frequently interacting with teachers but a new national study says teachers have the opposite perception! NEA President Reg Weaver in a recent statement shares ideas for creating a positive school culture through shared leadership.
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