NEA Acts to Make the 2020 Representative Assembly (RA) Virtual

People in the United States and countries around the world are suffering serious illness and death in a deadly and highly contagious coronavirus pandemic. The best medical advice at this stage to decrease the spread of the disease is for people to remain in “social distance” (6 feet) from each other until a treatment or … Continued

NEA: You Are Strong, You Are Courageous, You Are Amazing!

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García sends a message of encouragement to educators dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.   NEA Acts to Make the 2020 Representative Assembly (RA) Virtual See NEA’s Announcement on the Virtual RA Learn more about the standing rules for the 2020 Virtual RA  Learn more about the virtual RA Download PDF of … Continued

Schools and Coronavirus: What You Should Know

Below you will find the latest news, resources, guidance, and support from the National Education Association, along with resources from other health and education organizations. NEA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its members and the students they serve and will continue to monitor the situation and provide resources and support as … Continued

What are the Temporary Standing Rules?

The board passed by 99% a motion to suspend the NEA Standing Rules in their entirety for the duration of the 2020 virtual convening of the Representative Assembly and adopted temporary Rules of Procedure for the purpose of conducting business at the emergency virtual convening of the 2020 Representative Assembly being held on July 2-3, … Continued

General Questions and Answers on the 2020 RA

What are the dates and times of the virtual RA? July 2-3, 2020, Times TBD Will this change impact the rotation of cities for the RA? It will not. The upcoming cites for the RA are Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Orlando. Will there be an NEA RA website for resources and materials this year? Yes … Continued

At NEA Representative Assembly, Educators Prepare to Make an Impact in 2020

Galvanized by the historic mobilization of public school educators that caught the attention of the entire nation, educators converged on the George E. Brown convention center in Houston, Texas on July 4 for the 157th National Education Association Representative Assembly (RA). The theme of the 2019 RA was Our Democracy. Our Responsibility. Our Time! After four busy and exciting days, … Continued

2019 Teacher of the Year: ‘Everyone Benefits From Diversity’

Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, brought the 7,000 NEA Representative Assembly delegates to their feet on Saturday with an impassioned plea for diversity, increased opportunity for our most vulnerable students, and a day of reckoning for politicians who refuse to fully-fund public education.

Two educators elected to NEA Executive Committee by RA delegates

Two special educators, Robert V. Rodriguez of California and Christine Sampson-Clark of New Jersey, were elected this week to the NEA Executive Committee, NEA’s highest-level governing body, by NEA Representative Assembly delegates. Rodriguez, a San Bernardino, California, teacher for 14 years, the son of immigrants, and a champion for diversity and LGBTQ rights in schools, … Continued

NEA Representative Assembly Honors 2019 ESP of the Year

Matthew Powell, the 2019 Education Support Professional of the Year, took the stage at the NEA Representative Assembly on Saturday. Introducing him to the almost 7,000 delegates gathered in the George E. Brown Convention Center in Houston, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García commended Powell for his “commitment to public education and our students.”