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

March 31, 2004

>Academic Subjects Suffering Under NCLB
>Urge Congress to Keep Its Promise and Support Special Needs Children
>Iowa Teacher's Aide Named Year's Top Support Professional

This week ...

>Visit Cable in the Classroom to view multimedia case studies of teachers successfully using technology in their classes.

Academic Subjects Suffering Under NCLB

Because the federal education law requires teachers to teach to the test, "we're not doing the job that needs to be done in social studies and science," warns Cecil County, Maryland teacher Linda Elwood in this NEA video series.
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Urge Congress to Keep Its Promise and Support Special Needs Children

Approximately 12 percent of students are helped by special education. Learn more about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and why policymakers should fully fund it. Also, checkout our latest "IDEA Brief" to see why educator paperwork under the act is a burden.
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Iowa Teacher's Aide Named Year's Top Support Professional

Allyson "Sunny" Story has spent 25 years helping classroom teachers in Cedar Rapids. She provides one-on-one tutoring and other assistance to special-needs students. Now, she's won NEA's highest honor for professionals in educational support - and the $10,000 prize that comes with it.
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