NEA Retired Annual Meeting 2016

NEA-Retired Kicks Off 2016 Annual Meeting

Representing 300,000 members nationwide, delegates to the 2016 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting gathered Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to kick off two days of conversations and decision-making, which will steer the organization into the coming year. The gathering was gavelled to order by NEA-Retired President Tom Curran who urged delegates to “lead education to new heights.” NEA President … Continued

50th Anniversary NEA-ATA Merger

Visit the 50th Anniversary of NEA-ATA Merger Exhibit

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the merger of the National Education Association (NEA) and American Teachers Association (ATA), and as part this year’s activities to honor the legacy, a Merger Exhibit will be on display celebrating NEA’s past and future. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 30-minute documentary on the struggle for … Continued

Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital

Get your red, white and blue on – it’s Independence Day Weekend in Washington, D.C., and we’ve got your guide to all the pomp and patriotism our nation’s capital has to offer to celebrate America’s birthday. A great place to start is at the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, signed 240 years … Continued

NEA Delegates Arrive in Washington, DC, for 154th Annual Meeting

It’s about that time again, when thousands of delegates will arrive in our nation’s capital for the 154th NEA Annual Meeting and 95th Representative Assembly. Embracing this year’s theme of “Unite. Inspire. Lead!: Harnessing the Power of Our Diversity,” more than 7,500 delegates will gather to vote on major issues surrounding public schools, students and … Continued

Pledge to Support LGBTQ Equality

According to the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network’s 2013 National Safe Schools Survey, 55.5% of LGBTQ students felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, while 37.8% felt unsafe because of their gender expression. Additionally, 71.4% of LGBTQ students heard “gay” used in a negative way (e.g., “that’s so gay”) frequently or often at … Continued

2015 RA Wrap-Up: Unite, Inspire, Lead!

More than 7,000 educators from all 50 states gathered in Orlando, Florida, from July 3-6 to attend the National Education Association’s 94th Representative Assembly (RA). The RA is the top decision-making body for the nearly 3 million-member NEA, and sets Association policy for the coming year. Embracing the meeting’s theme – “NEA: Unite. Inspire. Lead.” … Continued