Friday, September 9, 2011

EAA Board of Directors Meeting

There will be a meeting of the EAA Board of Directors in the EAA Office on Thursday, September 15th at 4:30 p.m.


Click here for a flyer for a symposium being sponsored by the Prince William Education Association that is open to all VEA members.  The flyer describes the sessions available at the symposium and includes a registration form.  Note the registration deadline of September 23rd.  

VEA-Retired Regional Fall Meeting

Fun, fellowship and timely information are all available at the retiree regional meetings. Please register by filling out the registration form and mail with your check to VEA or AEA for Northern Va.  Lunch is included or available. 

Northern Va. Regional Meeting
Fort Myer Officers Club
214 Jackson Ave, Fort Myer, VA (Arlington)
Topic:  What Active and Retired Members Need to know about Upcoming Legislation by Robley Jones, VEA Director of Government Relations
Cost: $19.00. (Lunch included)
RSVP by Oct.17th*
REGISTER BY Oct. 17th*
*Call AEA at 703-379-1650 if you have questions*

Regional Pre-Legislative Workshops

The VEA Office of Government Relations will conduct nine regional pre-legislative workshops during the months of October and November.  The purpose of these workshops is to provide local leaders with information on legislative issues which will be before the 2012 General Assembly.

The following items will be discussed:

1.         Overview of November Election
2.                  Fiscal Condition of Commonwealth & 
            Educational Funding Demands
3.         Profile of Legislators and Committee Composition
4.         VEA’s Legislative Agenda
5.         Legislative Issues/Lobbying Strategy

Each local association will be entitled to send five (5) representatives. Dinner will be provided to the participants by VEA.

Contact EAA President Gina Miller ( if you are interested in attending.  Registration deadline is September 13th.  

Thursday              NOVA (FAIRFAX), Hilton Garden Inn          6:00-9:00 p.m.
October 13*         3950 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA  22033


Actor and philanthropist Matt Damon joined educators and concerned citizens from across the country in Washington, DC on June 30 to urge national leaders to focus on education reform that provides a high-quality education for every student.  Mr. Damon gave an inspiring speech to the crowd and later defended teachers to an aggressive reporter, and gave an interview in which he expressed dissatisfaction about current education policy.  Later, MSNBC commentator Lawrence O’Donnell highlighted Matt Damon’s words in offering his own impassioned defense of educators.  

Source: NEA Education Insider (Used with permission.)