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2013 News Releases

NEA celebrates life, mourns death of education champion Mandela December 5, 2013

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Top the PISA Ranking?, December 3, 2013

Excellent Teachers for Each and Every Child, December 2, 2013

Educators from across U.S. to Join December 9 National Day of Action November 25, 2013

NEA and AASA executives call on Congress to get serious about investing in education November 21, 2013

Nation’s Largest Education and Counseling Organizations Partner with HRC in Supporting LGBTQ Youth November 18, 2013

Bipartisan bill creates billions for early childhood education November 13, 2013

Voters support pro-public education candidates, reject so-called ‘reformers’ November 6, 2013

NEA statement on deaths of schoolteachers in Sparks, NV and Danvers, MA October 23, 2013

Does Your Child Attend a Great Public School? October 22, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for families and victims of Sparks, NV tragedy October 21, 2013

Teach Plus and the National Education Association select 53 top teachers for new national fellowship October 11, 2013

NEA launches “Not a Game” ad aimed at GOP obstructionism October 11, 2013

Teacher, parent organizations collaborate on Common Core effort October 7, 2013

School Climate is Key Factor in Bullying Prevention October 1, 2013

NEA steps up pressure on Congress to pass common sense immigration reform bill September 12, 2013

Poll: Three out of Four Teachers Support Common Core State Standards September 12, 2013

NEA rolls out TV and digital ad in competitive Virginia gubernatorial race September 10, 2013

NEA president goes back to school September 9, 2013

Labor Day Message from NEA President Dennis Van Roekel September 2, 2013

AFT, NEA Laud Merger of North Dakota Public Employee Unions August 31, 2013

NEA president: ‘Poll results show support for educators reclaiming the joy of teaching—more time inspiring students to learn, less testing’ August 21, 2013

Educators to commemorate 50th Anniversary of March on Washington August 20, 2013

Head of nation's largest teachers union comments on passage of H.R. 5 July 19, 2013

CAEP Commission releases agreement on recommendations to transform educator preparation July 10, 2013

Delegates approve new NEA policy on digital learning July 5, 2013

Educators agree to provide $6 million in new funds to improve student success July 5, 2013

Teacher of the Year addresses fellow educators at NEA convention July 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown named America’s Greatest Education Governor July 5, 2013

Michigan educator elected to NEA Executive Committee July 5, 2013

Delegates elect Mississippi educator to the NEA Executive Committee July 5, 2013

ESP of the Year Donna Schulze tells NEA delegates to ‘Get in the Game!’ July 4, 2013

NEA executive director urges members to demand education equity, excellence July 4, 2013

NEA recognizes Senator Patty Murray with Friend of Education award July 3, 2013

NEA, AEA presidents comment on loss of 19 firefighters in Ariz. wildfire blaze July 1, 2013

NEA to honor America’s human and civil rights activists June 29, 2013

Hundreds of NEA members from across the country spend the day refurbishing an Atlanta elementary school June 29, 2013

NEA: Light at the end of the tunnel is a step closer for aspiring new Americans June 27, 2013

NEA president comments on Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage June 26, 2013

NEA President: Educators ‘dismayed’ by today’s Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder June 25, 2013

NEA President: Long-term benefits of affirmative action have ‘profound impact on the way society functions.’ June 24, 2013

NEA on the Department’s Student-centered Flexibility: A step in the right direction June 18, 2013

Nearly 9,000 educators will gather to discuss and vote on key education issues June 17, 2013

Teachers' lawsuit leads to reboot by Florida Legislature June 14, 2013

Leading Classroom Technology Firm Joins NEA, Center for Teaching & Learning, to Improve Math and Science Education June 10, 2013

NEA Student members to Congress: Don’t double my rate! June 6, 2013

Educators' fight for commonsense immigration reform kicks into high gear June 6, 2013

Educators: Students need fair, flexible, and innovative federal education law June 4, 2013

Educators welcome progress on commonsense immigration reform May 22, 2013

A statement from Linda Hampton, OEA President, on the May 20 tornado May 21, 2013

NEA Mourns for Oklahoma families in wake of tragedy May 21, 2013

NEA celebrates Seattle educators' win against mismatched tests May 16, 2013

NEA President urges passage of pension bill negotiated with labor unions May 15, 2013

National Teacher Day honors America’s teachers May 7, 2013

The Department of Education and the National Education Association welcomes 2013 National Teacher Hall of Fame inductees May 3, 2013

Education leaders recommend shift in NEA policy on digital learning May 3, 2013

NEA Policy Statement on Digital Learning May 3, 2013

Education Department’s Blueprint for RESPECT offers a positive agenda for change April 26, 2013

NEA congratulates member Jeff Charbonneau as 2013 National Teacher of the Year April 23, 2013

NEA President: Senate fails to take first crucial step to protect children from gun violence April 17, 2013

NEA: Educators welcome progress on commonsense immigration reform April 17, 2013

NEA, FEA file a federal lawsuit over Florida’s teacher evaluation procedure April 16, 2013

NEA Encourages Teachers to Use Assessment Rating Web Site April 11, 2013

NEA President: Cuts to Social Security and healthcare programs in Obama budget plan ‘a disappointment’ April 10, 2013

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: NRA plan ignores most sensible solutions April 2, 2013

NEA Vice President Discusses Common Core at AEI Panel March 27, 2013

NEA statement on SCOTUS consideration of same-sex marriage March 27, 2013

NEA President Van Roekel: Perez the right choice for next Secretary of Labor March 18, 2013

NEA commends Senate Judiciary Committee for standing against gun violence March 15, 2013

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: Senate budget proposal is responsible and balanced March 13, 2013

NEA: New Ryan budget continues worst policies of the old Ryan budget March 12, 2013

Maryland Paraeducator Named NEA 2013 ESP of Year March 11, 2013

The right man, in the right place, at the right time March 8, 2013

Celebrities Join Cat in the Hat, Read to Kids at New York Public Library March 1, 2013

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: Congress is playing politics with students March 1, 2013

AFSCME, AFT, SEIU and NEA Launch New Ad Campaign February 28, 2013

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel: students will pay the price for political inaction February 27, 2013

Celebrities to Join Cat in the Hat, Read to Kids at New York Public Library February 27, 2013

Fifth grade teacher shines spotlight on impact of looming budget cuts on students February 21, 2013

Cat-a-Van Tours Hit the Road to Get Kids Reading, Brushing February 21, 2013

NEA president says MetLife Survey of the American Teacher results should be a wake-up call February 21, 2013

Fifth grade teacher to shine spotlight on impact of looming budget cuts on students February 20, 2013

Commission to Duncan: Close achievement gaps through equitable funding, early childhood education February 19, 2013

MTA and NEA Recommend Markey for U.S. Senate February 13, 2013

Educators welcome President Obama’s focus on education and opportunity February 12, 2013

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel sends letter to President Obama on State of the Union February 8, 2013

Educators to Congress: What happens in Washington affects our students February 7, 2013

NEA on ESEA Reauthorization: The time for change is now February 6, 2013

Renaissance Dental Teams up with NEA’s Read Across America to Encourage Children to Pick up a Book and a Toothbrush January 31, 2013

Nation’s educators encourage lawmakers to help ensure safe and secure learning environments for all students January 30, 2013

NEA: Aspiring Americans deserve a common sense immigration process January 29, 2013

NEA President supports Seattle educators who refuse to give flawed standardized test January 23, 2013

NEA president: economy and politicians impact students and schools January 23, 2013

MLK Day and Presidential Inauguration a Historic Occasion to Stand Up for Social and Economic Justice, Says NEA President January 18, 2013

NEA President: common sense gun laws are essential to keep children and schools safe January 16, 2013

New report demonstrates that socioeconomic inequality skews student test scores January 15, 2013

NEA awards first STEM challenge grant to Colorado initiative January 15, 2013

Educators support stronger laws to prevent gun violence says NEA poll January 15, 2013

NEA President: Taft Shooting Underscores Urgent Need to Prevent Future Tragedies January 11, 2013

Van Roekel: Fiscal Package A Source of Hope and Concern for America’s Students January 1, 2013



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