For students, opportunity starts with having a home

Students who have the security of a home are able to concentrate better in school. They can imagine, dream, and be curious about the world without the burden of adult worries. That’s why the NEA is proud to be part of the Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign. More…

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

All educators have a superpower; for speech language pathologists, it is pulling students out of their isolation and creating the learning environments that open up new opportunities. More…

Appreciate the awesome teachers in your life!

Let’s hear it for teachers! National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11 and National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 8. This year, we are especially appreciative of those teachers who, aside from their crucial work to connect with students and unlock their potential, are saying “We’re not gonna take it anymore” across the nation. They are demanding the resources and support that students, schools, and educators deserve. More…

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…

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…