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Coverage of NEA Representative Assembly Begins July 2

Just a friendly reminder that Education Week's coverage of the National Education Association's annual convention begins tomorrow, July 2, taking place here in Atlanta.

Check Teacher Beat often for the latest news from the convention, in which thousands of delegates from every state come to set the union's policy agenda for the next year. As I've said before, nothing gives a clearer sense about the way the union views itself than this annual event.

Here are a few things to look out for this year:

  • Has the union continued to lose members, or will we see some rebounding given the slowly improving economy?
  • What progress has the union made on its plan to improve teacher preparation?
  • NEA has term limits, and so this year marks NEA President's Dennis Van Roekel's final chance to make his mark on the union. What will he seek to accomplish?

You can find the texts of the constitutional amendments, resolutions, and new business items delegates will be discussing conveniently on NEA's webpage, so use it to follow along with the coverage.

And if you want to follow the proceedings on twitter, follow @Stephen_Sawchuk and don't forget to use the hashtag #neara13.

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