Video: "Bringing Learning To Life" grant announcement

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, OEA President Patricia Frost-Brooks and CEA President Rhonda Johnson joined Gov. Ted Strickland, Supt. Gene Harris and other dignitaries at South Mifflin STEM Academy to announce the award of a $550,000 service learning grant from the federal government.

Awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the “Bringing Learning to Life” grant partners include NEA, OEA, CEA, CCS and The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology. Check out NEA’s video of the event.

Representing our members at the 2010 NEA RA: Conclusion

At 7:24 P.M. on Tuesday, Jul, 7, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel pounded the gavel, concluding the  2010 NEA Representative Assembly. Over the course of the past four days, more than 8,000 delegates (including 34 from the Columbus Education Association) debated more than 80 New Business Items (NBIs) received a wide variety of reports from NEA Officers and staff, voted on Bylaw Amendments, Constitutional Amendments and candidates for a variety of elected positions within NEA.

To learn more about the business of the 2010 Representative Assembly, click on the link below.

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NEA President Dennis Van Roekel delivers 2010 NEA RA Keynote

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel delivers his keynote address at the 2010 RA. Image: NEA Public Relations

National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel delivered his keynote address to more than 8,100 delegates at the 2010 NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Calling the time since the last NEA RA meeting a “tough year”, Van Roekel admitted to being inspired by the historic inauguration of Barak Obama.

“Yes, we were ready for change, and we had hope.” said Van Roekel. “A few things got in the way of that hope and the change.”

He went on to cite the economic crisis, a “freefall of confidence in American institutions” and “the way the politics of anger distorted the politics of promise.”

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