Our Pride Flag flies high

Educators know the importance of surrounding LGBTQ students with the tools and resources they need, and that begins with supporting them and affirming who they are. More…

#FamiliesBelongTogether

Immigration issues are complicated.  But some things are simple. Do not punish children for decisions they didn’t make. Do not separate families. Provide a trusted path to citizenship for immigrant Dreamers. More…

Celebrating–and learning from–older Americans

When I was teaching sixth grade at Orchard Elementary, I was always trying to think of ways to make my lessons more real. We were studying a particularly dry history textbook about World War II—a series of dates, battles, and names of generals. Those publishers had to work really hard to make World War II boring, More…

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…