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July 02, 2020

The National Education Association Is Projecting a 125,000-Member Loss Due to COVID Layoffs

Despite the projected membership loss, the union's revenue will increase by about $7 million next year because of a dues increase for teachers and support employees.

July 01, 2020

NEA's Lily Eskelsen García Talks Racial Justice, COVID Layoffs, and Leaving Office

Lily Eskelsen García, a former Utah Teacher of the Year who got her start in schools as a lunch lady, will soon step down as president of the National Education Association.

April 21, 2020

National Education Association's Annual Convention Goes Virtual

The teachers' union's board of directors voted to cancel in-person attendance at its annual Representative Assembly due to the coronavirus outbreak and will conduct a scaled-down virtual convention instead.

November 13, 2019

In Little Rock, Ark., Teachers to Strike for Collective Bargaining Power

Teachers in Little Rock, Ark., will be on the picket lines Thursday for only the second time in the school district's history.

October 24, 2019

Chicago Teachers Have Been on Strike for a Week. Here's What's at Stake

Union leaders are holding civil disobedience training sessions as negotiations with the city stall.

July 08, 2019

Abortion and White Fragility: 5 Key Issues at the NEA Convention

About 6,000 delegates met in Houston last week and voted on measures related to abortion, white fragility, teacher diversity, and teacher strikes.

July 06, 2019

You No Longer Have to Be an Educator to Join the National Education Association

After years of resistance, delegates of the National Education Association voted to open up membership to non-educator "allies."

July 05, 2019

'Education, Not Separation': Teachers March to Shelter for Immigrant Youth

Hundreds of educators left the national union assembly to protest against family separations at a nearby facility for immigrant children in Houston.

June 14, 2019

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Sees Slight Upswing in Membership

The National Education Association's 2019-20 budget shows that the membership losses were not as bad as anticipated.

April 16, 2018

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.

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