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2011 National Back-to-School Tour

NEA president praises Romulus community collaboration (September 13, 2011)
Van Roekel applauds Romulus community for work to improve schools for students.

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel meets with teachers at Romulus Middle School during his visit to Michigan on his Back-to-School Tour.

 NEA Secretary-Treasurer Sees Common Themes In Successful Schools (September 13, 2011)
On her 2011 back-to-school tour, NEA Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle went looking for common elements in great schools serving students from low-income families.

NEA Secretary/Treasurer Becky Pringle (in red) and Washington Education Association Mary Lindquist (in blue) talk with teachers, administrators, and Seattle Education Association leaders at the Hawthorne Elementary School in Seattle, WA.

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NEA Leaders Wrap Up Back-to-School Tour, Salute Education Support Professionals. (September 15, 2011)
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel heard from some 60+ Orange County bus drivers who turned out to participate in NEA’s Standing Strong for Students Back-to-School Tour, which wrapped up on Thursday in Florida.

NEA president stops in Orlando during back-to-school tour. (September 14, 2011)
Dennis Van Roekel made a stop in Orlando today as part of NEA’s “Standing Strong for Students” Back-to-School Tour.

Parent and Community Outreach in the Spotlight (September 13, 2011)
On second day of Back-to-School Tour, NEA leaders visit Seattle and Detroit-area schools.

It's back to school for NEA president (September 12, 2011)
Van Roekel kicks off year two of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign with visit to Dayton. (Click here for video of Van Roekel from Dayton, Ohio.)

NEA leader goes back to school (September 12, 2011)
NEA Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle heads back in the classroom to kick off year two of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign in Evansville. (Click here for video of Becky Pringle in Evansville.)

NEA President Begins 2011 National Back-to-School Tour

"Standing Strong for Students" tour highlights NEA members helping students succeed (September 12, 2011)
Spotlights budget cuts, union-led school improvement.

2011 Schedule

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Videos from the Road

Dennis Van Roekel Radio Interviews

Becky Pringle TV and Radio Interviews