How we can get the full picture of autism

As professionals who believe in children and are committed to unlocking their potential, we want to make sure all of our students have exactly what they need—especially understanding—to be exactly who they are. More…

What I wish I knew my first year (podcast!)

If you ask Toby Murphy, a 10-year language arts teacher from New Jersey, he would tell you that middle schoolers really aren’t as intimidating as you’ve heard (sure, Toby) and that your colleagues will be your strongest support system. Tune in to School Me podcasts for advice from educators, from how to use humor in the classroom to how to handle tough meetings with parents. More…

Education: A transformative force worldwide

We must do much more to ensure that public schools and colleges all over the globe have the resources to provide a high-quality education to everyone. Student activists are crucial to helping all nations achieve this goal. More…

Join Us April 20th

Communities across the nation will demand that our leaders protect students and take real action to end gun violence on the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools. More…

Equal pay for all!

Equal Pay Day is April 10, 2018. Because of the disparity between women’s and men’s pay, the typical woman must work to this date in order to make what the typical man made in 2017. More…

The Promised Land: 50 years later, our activism to get there continues

Fifty years ago this week, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., challenged us to make our nation “what it ought to be.” We’re not yet there–too many schools lack the resources all students deserve, too many working families struggle, too many people face discrimination. But when I look at today’s activism, I am inspired. More…

CNN and MSNBC: Lily on the “man-made” school funding crisis in Oklahoma

What’s happening in Oklahoma is real, says NEA President Lily Eskelsen García who rallied with members at the Oklahoma Capitol on April 2, 2018. “It’s the result of a decade of underfunding public schools” while the legislature has provided “zero raises for hard-working educators in 11 years” and has starved education funding so students have More…