Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight

NEA Representative Assembly celebrates 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote     

On August 26, 1920, after 72 years of marching, picketing, and protesting for the right to vote, suffragists celebrated as the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, enshrining American women’s right to vote. Today, almost exactly 100 years later, delegates to the 2020 NEA Representative Assembly celebrate the achievement of those courageous suffragists … Continued

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Standing United Across the Miles

NEA-Retired members gather in their first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting “Elections matter!” That was the resounding theme of the 2020 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting, which took place June 29 and 30. The coronavirus forced creative solutions for this year’s “gathering” of some 335 delegates—representing the 354,000 members of NEA-Retired. Not to be deterred, delegates from Hawaii, New … Continued

Aspiring Educators are ready to power a better world

NEA’s aspiring educators have shown once again they will be a generation to lead us to a more just society, as proven by the content and character in the group’s first-ever Aspiring Educator (AE) 2020 Virtual Conference. This year has turned out differently than anyone could have ever imagined—from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic … Continued

Opera singer Davone Tines

NEA honors the everyday heroes who fight for racial and social justice

From the NEA-Retired member who helps find shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth in Wisconsin to the pair of Utah teachers who have exponentially increased the number of Latino students in their high school’s Advanced Placement classes, the eleven phenomenal honorees of the 2020 NEA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Awards are “the righteous angels among … Continued

2021 Virtual NEA Representative Assembly

NEA to Host Virtual Representative Assembly July 2-3

For the first time in its more than 160-year history, the National Education Association (NEA) will host a virtual Representative Assembly, a necessary and prudent safeguard for its delegates during a global pandemic. “NEA’s Board of Directors has decided to convert the 2020 NEA RA into a virtual meeting, which is our safest option,” said … Continued

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A Summer of Justice and Beyond

Across the country, people are coming together to dismantle systemic racism in healthcare, schools, communities, and policing—and rightfully so amid racial and transphobia violence, the loss of life due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the systemic inequalities that the virus has magnified in communities of color. NEA is tackling these problems and others with a … Continued

2020 HCR Awards Ceremony

The 2020 Human & Civil Rights Awards

“Together We Rise” Join the NEA family at 8 pm EST on July 1st 2020 as we launch the first ever virtual Human and Civil Rights Awards celebration. Tune in on this pivotal evening to honor the outstanding work of this year’s honorees. #NEAHCRAwards #TogetherWeRise Feature remarks and appearances by Davóne Tines – Opera Vocalist … Continued

NEA’s Center for Social Justice Summer Justice Series: Building a Community of Love, Power & Liberation

Summer Justice Series: Building a Community of Love, Power & Liberation

Camp Sessions Kick-Off Event * Monday, June 29 * 5pm ET The National Education Association’s Center for Social Justice invites you to join us for a powerful kick-off to the Summer Justice Series on June 29th at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT Gather around the (virtual) campfire to warm up and welcome one another as we kick-off the Summer … Continued

Vice President Biden to address NEA RA

Vice President Joe Biden will be addressing delegates to the 2020 RA! If you could ask him a question about the issues that matter most to you, your students, and your community, what would it be? We want to ensure your voice is heard. Submit your questions today!