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Back to School Guide

Make the start of the 2018-19 school year successful with these educator-tested resources, ideas, and tips.

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10 Must-Haves for New Teachers

By: Stephanie Richardson

Any new job is daunting. So Ms. Richardson assembled this list of essentials for your classroom so you can kick the year off right with the right stuff.


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First Day Organization and Confidence

From Courtney Gray, MaEd., a high school English teacher

Veteran teacher Ms. Gray still gets nervous on the first day. Here's her advice for organizing your daunting first day so you can stay calm and let students know you're on top of it.

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Five Things To Do on the First Day of School

Mary Ellen Flannery

A good first day can set the tone for the rest of the school year, so get it right with these five pieces of advice that you may not have considered. 


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NEA's edCommunities is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success. It is free and open to all!


Demanding Support for Claims
Reformers have used and abused misinformation, false claims, exaggerations, and even fabrications ito promote reforms such as high-stakes testing, merit pay, charter schools, Value-Added Model (VAM), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Check out these NEA resources to help you demand academic truth.