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22 | KNOW • Volume 12 Issue 2 Brown vs. Board: 60 Years Later In the 60 years since the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, we still haven’t achieved equality in public education. Equity is one of the cornerstones of America’s public education system. That’s why NEA is bringing together educators, families and community leaders to ensure that all students have meaningful educational opportunity. Still Separate, Still Unequal? A multimedia look at the painful past of segregation, the issue of double segregation today and what educators are doing to make sure ALL students have equal opportunities in and outside the classroom. Petition: Demand Great Public Schools for Every Student Despite the vision of equal opportunity in the historic Brown v. Board ruling, poverty and racial isolation in our public schools has increased since 1980. On this 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board, join the call to demand great public schools for every student. Ask elected officials to: • Fully fund and support neighborhood-based community schools • Resist attempts to close and privatize our schools • Focus on policies that allow for more teaching and less testing • Make education affordable from early childhood through college • Pass living wage legislation that will lift families and students out of poverty Read more @ http://www.nea.org/home/58903.htm NEA Savings accounts to help you meet your financial goals. NEA Member Benefits and Discover now offer you great new and updated ways to save. Visit NEAMB.com and read about these great new savings options. • NEA® Online Savings Account Get conmpetitive rates and easy access to your money online when you need it. • NEA® Money Market Account Access your money with checks and free ATM withdrawls at over 60,000 ATMs through Allpoint® and MoneyPass® networks • NEA® Certificate of Deposit Account Open an account with as little as $2,500 and select from terms ranging from 3 months to 10 years. • NEA® IRA Certificate of Deposit Get a competitive rate with guaranteed returns—choose from a Traditional or Roth IRA CD. Congratulations to the following chapters for taking home a medal! Gold 25% membership increase: Design GAE-SP t-shirts for your chapter Albany State College, Morehouse College Silver 20% membership increase: Pizza party for your chapter Georgia Highlands College, Paine College Bronze 15% membership increase: Ice cream social for your chapter Georgia Southwestern State, Mercer University-Atlanta, Piedmont College, Spelman College, Valdosta State Special Recognition for Savannah State for more than doubling their membership! KNOW & Tell NEWS From the Georgia Department of Education – Save the Date July 8-10 Safety in Our Schools Conference, UGA Hotel and Conference Center, Athens July 13-16 Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education’s 67th Annual Summer Conference, Cobb Galleria Center, Cobb County ••• Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Summer Conference Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Island July 15-16 Race to the Top Year Four Summit, in partnership with GAEL.


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