Take Action: Special Ed Teachers & Students in Illinois Need Your Help

On Thursday, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be voting on a proposal to eliminate all special education class size limits and limits on the percentage of students with IEPs in general education classes. Thousands of educators, parents and students have contacted ISBE to oppose what VIVA Teacher Lindsey Terrill (VIVA Chicago) says

News from New Voice Strategies: VIVA Minneapolis Idea Exchange on student behavior

Unified Vision for Unified Connection between Social and Academic Learning VIVA Minneapolis Teachers Recommend Eight Behavior Improvement Strategies As the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Board of Education contemplates a new discipline policy for its nearly 37,000 students, New Voice Strategies’ VIVA Teachers project asked those on the frontline how they would improve behavior. They responded


Press Release on VIVA Report from Massachusetts Teacher Assocation

Classroom teachers recommend ways to narrow achievement gaps in Gateway Cities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 11, 2013 CONTACT: Laura Barrett, MTA, 617-878-8267 Download the Report The state’s largest teachers union has released recommendations from teachers in low-income urban districts about ways to help narrow student achievement gaps, including replacing “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that lead