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July 26, 2016

What Did the Teachers' Unions Get Up to at Those OTHER Conventions?

Read highlights from the National Education Association's and the American Federation of Teachers' own conventions earlier this month.

July 11, 2016

NEA President García Weighs in on the Side of Educators in Deadly Mexican Protests

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García has written Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to voice support for teachers protesting his plans to start evaluating educators based on tests.

July 07, 2016

The NEA's Best Frenemy: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander, one of the winners of the NEA's Friend of Education award, is the first Republican to garner the prize in more than 30 years.

July 06, 2016

NEA Demands Say Over Qualifications for U.S. Education Secretary

The union plans to send a list of recommended qualifications to the presidential candidates and the U.S. Senate.

July 06, 2016

84% of NEA Delegates Endorse Clinton, Surpassing Support for Obama

Clinton received a greater proportion of delegate supports than did President Obama in either of his two terms.

July 06, 2016

NEA Convention Explainer: What the Heck Are 'New Business Items,' Anyway?

Here's what the National Education Association's new business does—and doesn't—do.

July 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton Tells the NEA: 'You'll Always Have a Seat at the Table'

Clinton reassures the National Education Association that it will have a partner in the White House if she's elected.

July 04, 2016

NEA Adopts Plan to Support Transgender Restroom Access

The NEA approved its first item of new business, promising to work to overturn legislation critics say discriminates against transgender students.

July 04, 2016

NEA's Membership Numbers: Correcting the Record

The latest tally of the NEA's membership indicates it has just under 3 million members—about 2.98 million.

July 03, 2016

As NEA Convention Begins, a Look at the Budget

Read updates on some of the union's spending on ballot initiatives and grants for local affiliates.

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