The union's delegates approved a $3 dues increase to support a new fund for innovative projects.
There were some prominent no-shows at the NEA's award ceremonies this year.
The NEA now has just under 3 million members, according to two calculations.
An internal conflict in NEA's Georgia affiliate has spilled over to the Representative Assembly.
The NEA approves an item to beef up its support of the Common Core State Standards, but it also calls for a moratorium on consequences from tests aligned to them.
With its focus on teacher and school quality, the NEA President's keynote speech lays the groundwork for debate on a proposed dues increase.
The common core will be a focus of discussion—and possibly debate—at this year's Representative Assembly.
Over the past three years, the National Education Association has lost about 234,000 members, of which 201,000 are classroom teachers.
All the news from the teachers' union convention that will provide a picture of the state of the union starts tomorrow.
It can be hard for union leaders to push in new directions when they face a resistant internal electorate.