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As educators, we come to school to share our love of learning with students; to inspire their natural curiosity and imagination; to nurture those skills and values that will give us tomorrow’s inventors, doctors, artists, and leaders. More…

Instead of “going back to school” let’s do this…

Whether we’re teachers, school bus drivers, counselors, faculty members, financial aid administrators, or lunch ladies, we have a gift: the chance to start over every single year, to “do it all again but even better.” Is this a great profession, or what? More…

Leaders of the SCEA Charleston Student Program meet with Lily Eskelsen Garcia

The College of Charleston Goes Back To School

Education college majors could become a force for good in our public schools even before they leave the campus. [They] are the next, and perhaps the greatest, generation of educators we may ever see. They know exactly what they’re up against and exactly what they’re fighting for. More…

Back to School Tour 2015 Updates

Lily is on the road for NEA’s 2015 #BackToSchool Tour! From Sept 8-18, keep up with Lily as she visits schools and meets with members, students, and community partners to raise awareness on issues affecting the nation’s public schools. She will be in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. More…

Anniversary Reflections

I took office as NEA president in September of last year. I’m pretty sentimental about birthdays and anniversaries. Ok. Not so sentimental as I’m pretty much looking for any excuse to have a party. But aside from the celebration, an anniversary is a good time to reflect. I started the year going Back to School More…

Normal People Don’t Work in a Public School

I think I just need to say this. I mean it in a respectful way. Kind of. But Normal People don’t work in a public school. I know this, because I know what happened to me every summer break. I taught in a traditional, quite normal elementary school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. More…