National Teacher of the Year Addresses Colleagues at NEA Convention

Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas, and the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, delivered today a rousing reminder of why millions of educators answer the call and enter the teaching profession: to make a difference in the lives of their students. Peeples addressed nearly 7,000 fellow educators attending NEA’s Representative … Continued

NEA honors leaders of PBS, CPB with Friend of Education Award

Honorees represent public broadcasting industry that has made educational difference for millions of children The highest honor of the National Education Association was awarded yesterday to leaders in the public broadcasting industry whose networks have made a lasting educational difference in the lives of millions of children. Paula A. Kerger, president and chief executive officer … Continued

California Educator Honored with Social Justice Activist Award

NEA awarded the Social Justice Activist Award to Jose Lara, a social studies teacher at Santee Education Complex High School in Los Angeles, for his work in educational justice. The award was presented on Sun., July 5 at NEA’s Representative Assembly in Orlando. The award is given to an NEA member who demonstrates the ability … Continued

Write your senator: “Get ESEA Right!”

Right now, politicians in Washington are making a HUGE decision. This decision will determine what teaching and learning looks like in America’s schools over the next decade.

New Leaders Elected to NEA’s Executive Committee

Delegates to NEA’s Representative Assembly elected today two educators from the Midwest to serve three-year terms as NEA Executive Committee members. The Committee is a nine-member governing body that is responsible for the general policy and interests of the nearly 3 million-member NEA. More than 7,000 delegates to assembly voted to elect Eric Brown, a … Continued

NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards

The NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards honor individuals who have expanded educational opportunities for minority students and educators and improved intergroup relations in the public schools. On July 2, hundreds of educators gathered to honor this year’s civil rights heroes. Watch their inspiring stories.

NEA Members Commit to Shared Responsibility for Education

When thousands of parents, educators and students banned together in opt-out protests and other demonstrations against the test-and-punish system of accountability, their message was clear—we need a new way to measure the quality of teaching and learning in America. It was amid this growing outcry that the National Education Association Accountability Task Force released its … Continued

We Are What Democracy Looks Like, NEA President Tells RA Delegates

In her first speech to the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) as NEA President, Lily Eskelsen García championed the long history of educator activism and urged the delegates to always remember that “we are what democracy looks like.” “We are the NEA. We are rabble rousers; the activists; the true believers…and this is how we are going to … Continued