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2014 News Releases

NEA on the Department's College Ratings Framework - December 19, 2014

NEA President: Historic new investment in E-Rate is a critical win for students - December 11, 2014

Statement of NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and Executive Director John Stocks - December 4, 2014

Teacher/Educator leadership key to improving student learning, advancing profession - December 3, 2014

New report estimates $54 million in charter school fraud in New York state in 2014 - December 1, 2014

NEA on the Department’s Teacher Preparation Regulations - November 25, 2014

NEA President on grand jury’s failure to bring indictment in Brown killing - November 24, 2014

NEA Educators welcome White House's administrative action to keep families together - November 19, 2014

National Education Association Health Information Network ensures more students are learning-ready with Breakfast in the Classroom - November 19, 2014

NEA salutes public education’s unsung heroes - November 18, 2014

NEA President: Increasing E-Rate funding is good for students and smart public policy - November 17, 2014

American Education Week focuses on nation's commitment to students and educators - November 17, 2014

NEA on the Department’s Guidance on Waiver Renewals - November 13, 2014

National Education Association kicks off NEA’s Degrees Not Debt Week of Action - November 10, 2014

NEA on Dept. of Education’s ‘Excellent Educators for All’ state guidance - November 10, 2014

NEA: Election of Tom Wolf is victory for Pennsylvania’s students and families - November 4, 2014

Remarks by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García at Rally for Gary Peters and Mark Schauer at Wayne State University in Detroit - November 1, 2014

Michigan educators: trust us when we say Gov. Snyder cut $1 billion in education - October 31, 2014

Department of Education’s New Gainful Employment Rule ‘a Welcome First Step’ - October 30, 2014

NEA President to pound pavement with educators and candidates during six-state GOTV blitz - October 30, 2014

Iowa Educators: Don't trust Senate candidate Joni Ernst on education - October 28, 2014

New Social Compact for American Education Provides a New Framework for Strong Accountability Systems - October 28, 2014

Statement on school shooting in Marysville, Wash. - October 24, 2014

NEA on the Department’s Guidance to Protect Students with Disabilities - October 23, 2014

NEA Leader to HBCU Faculty: 'We must raise our voices and fight for resources needed for minority student institutions to survive and thrive' - October 17, 2014

NEA: Standardized testing mania hurts students, does nothing to close gaps - October 16, 2014

NEA Leader to Provide Keynote Address at HBCU Faculty Conference in Raleigh - October 15, 2014

NEA Statement on the Life of Dr. Paul Hubbert - October 15, 2014

NEA: Hawaii can’t afford to go back to the bad Lingle-Aiona days - October 14, 2014

Teacher Ashley Pledger: Tom Cotton is hurting Arkansas students - October 14, 2014

NEA: Kansas Chemistry teacher calls out Gov. Brownback on his “real life” experiment - October 10, 2014

Teacher Vivian Connell: Ask your local teachers about Thom Tillis’ education budget cuts - October 7, 2014

New report exposes more than $30 million in proven or suspected fraud in Pennsylvania charter industry - October 1, 2014

NEA on the Department's Promise to Fight Inequity in Education - October 1, 2014

Report: Educators Play Key Role in Shaping, Guiding Girls into Leadership Roles - September 30, 2014


NEA President Lily Eskelsen García kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - September 29, 2014

Virtual Panel to Discuss New Research on Girls’ Leadership, Tips to Foster Girls’ Leadership in Schools - September 26, 2014

NEA expanding teacher leadership initiative - September 24, 2014

Senate Republicans Continue to Block Student Loan Refinance Bill - September 16, 2014

Annenberg study calls for new charter school standards to be implemented in policy - September 16, 2014

Attempt to Overturn Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision Fails in Senate - September 11, 2014

Attempt to overturn key provisions of Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision clears Senate hurdle - September 8, 2014

NEA on White House’s decision to delay immigration executive action - September 6, 2014

Teacher Vivian Connell: Thom Tillis hurts North Carolina students - September 5, 2014

NEA applauds Justice Department’s civil rights investigation into Ferguson - September 4, 2014

Education unions appeal decision gutting teacher due process rights - September 4, 2014

Labor Day message from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García - September 1, 2014

NEA President García: Duncan’s temporary moratorium on high-stakes testing consequences ‘common sense’ - August 21, 2014

New PDK/Gallup poll shows increased skepticism over value of standardized tests - August 20, 2014

Pennsylvania educators recommend Rep. Glenn Thompson’s reelection to Congress - August 12, 2014

Educators recommend South Carolina’s Brad Hutto for U.S. Senate - August 12, 2014

NEA Appoints National Board COO Andy Coons to Lead Policy and Teacher Quality Division as Senior Director - August 6, 2014

Educators applaud presidential action to improve lives of millions of workers - July 31, 2014

NEA family mourns passing of KNEA president Karen Godfrey - July 24, 2014

NEA supports E-Rate proposed changes that keep Internet connectivity intact - July 11, 2014

NEA President supports launch of ‘Excellent Educators for All’ initiative - July 7, 2014

Pa. physical science teacher elected vice president of nation's largest union - July 7, 2014

Va. music teacher elected secretary-treasurer of nation's largest union - July 7, 2014

Former Utah Teacher of the Year elected president of nation's largest union - July 7, 2014

Caifornia Educator Elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 7, 2014

Tenessee educator re-elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 7, 2014

Teacher of the Year addresses fellow educators at NEA Convention - July 5, 2014

Education Support Professional of the Year Paula Monroe speaks at NEA Representative Assembly, emphasizes key role education support professionals play in student success - July 5, 2014

NEA elects García, Pringle and Moss to leadership at annual meeting - July 4, 2014

NEA delegates approve creation of national campaign for equity and against “Toxic Testing” - July 3, 2014

Nation’s educators honor Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick - July 3, 204

NEA President: Supreme Court silences voices of working families - June 30, 2014

Hundreds of NEA members from across the country spend the day refurbishing Denver elementary schools - June 30, 2014

Minnesota native elected new NEA-Student Program chair - June 29, 2014

NEA honors America’s human and civil rights activists - June 20, 2014

Coeur d’Alene Tribe to be honored for activism, investments in public education programs - June 20, 2014

NEA President: FCC E-Rate proposal is bad public policy - June 20, 2014

Educators vote to support 3 Michigan candidates for election to Congress - June 19, 2014

Court recognizes First Amendment protections for public employee testimony - June 19, 2014

NEA Congratulates 2014 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees - June 13, 2014

NEA Commemorates Dedication of National Memorial to Fallen Educators - June 12, 2014

NEA welcomes Gates Foundation moratorium on Common Core high-stakes tests - June 12, 2014

Key Student Loan Affordability Bill Fails in Senate - June 11, 2014

Troutdale, Oregon school shooting incident - June 10, 2014

NEA President: California ruling allows corporate interests to trump students’ needs - June 10, 2014

North Carolina Court affirms due process rights cannot be taken - June 6, 2014

NEA Student Program member to Senate Budget Committee: ‘Take action to make college more affordable’ - June 4, 2014

Nearly 9,000 educators will gather to discuss and vote on key education issues - June 3, 2014

NEA applauds board’s selection of new President/CEO of NAACP - May 17, 2014

NEA President: North Carolina ruling protects students, educators - May 16, 2014

Educators plan public actions to mark 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board - May 12, 2014

Educators to demand action to fulfill the promise of Brown v. Board at Supreme Court - May 8, 2014

Educators endorse Mark DeSaulnier for Congress, May 6, 2014

Educators endorse Rep. Ami Bera’s reelection to Congress, May 6, 2014

Educators endorse Pete Aguilar for Congress - May 6, 2014

Educators endorse U.S. Rep. John Garamendi’s reelection to Congress - May 6, 2014

FEA disappointed in federal judge’s ruling on state’s unfair teacher evaluation - May 6, 2014

Members of Congress #ThankATeacher on National Teacher Day - May 6, 2014

Educators endorse U.S. Rep. Lois Capps’ reelection to Congress - May 5, 2014

Educators endorse Rep. Mark Takano’s reelection to Congress - May 5, 2014

Educators endorse Rudy Hobbs for Congress - May 5, 2014

NEA member Sean McComb named 2014 National Teacher of the Year - April 30, 2014

NEA President: Senate obstructionism hurts working families again - April 30, 2014

NEA President on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action - April 22, 2014

Thank you, Secretary Sebelius - April 11, 2014

Franklin Regional High School stabbing incident - April 9, 2014

Landmark Common Core Bills Pass Maryland General Assembly - April 2, 2014

Supreme Court’s ruling on McCutcheon deals blow to America’s working families April 2, 2014

Educators raise their hands for students on Capitol Hill and around the country April 2, 2014

NEA President: The Ryan Republican budget jeopardizes American dream April 1, 2014

NEA and partners ramping up efforts to end school discipline disparities March 20, 2014

NEA President comments on new report on school disciplinary policies March 13, 2014

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on Grade Span Testing Bill HR-4171 March 11, 2014

Former NEA Executive Committee Member Paula Monroe Named 2014 NEA ESP of the Year March 10, 2014

NEA President: budget sets commonsense priorities for American families - March 4, 2014

Education Leaders Collaborate at National Labor-Management Conference - February 28, 2014

New FEA video shows state’s inflexibility on testing - February 26, 2014

Educators highlight economic struggles facing families and students - February 25, 2014

Educators endorse Bruce Braley for election to U.S. Senate - February 20, 2014

Cat-a-Van Reading Tour Hits the Road to Get Kids Reading, Brushing - February 20, 2014

NEA’s Read Across America Grants to boost local reading initiatives - February 12, 2014

CANCELLED: Malik K. Yoba—educator, actor, humanitarian—to headline NEA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance - February 11, 2014

Renaissance Dental teams up with NEA’s Read Across America to encourage children to pick up a book and a toothbrush - January 31, 2014

NEA supports commonsense action to detect and prevent abuse in schools - January 31, 2014

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on SB 191 lawsuit in Colorado - January 29, 2014

Educators welcome President Obama’s focus on opportunity for all - January 29, 2014

NEA on NYSUT withdrawal of support for CCSS as implemented - January 27, 2014

NEA President urges President Obama to focus on economy and inequity - January 24, 2014

NEA: Driving solutions for our nation’s public school students - January 23, 2014

CANCELLED: Malik K. Yoba—educator, actor, humanitarian—to headline NEA’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance - January 16, 2014

NEA Releases Annual Legislative Report Card - January 15, 2014

NEA and BetterLesson launch new site with over 3,000 Common Core lessons January 15, 2014

Roswell school shooting incident - January 14, 2014

NEA president’s statement on announced retirement of U.S. Rep. George Miller - January 13, 2014

NEA, CTQ and National Board launch national initiative to develop a new generation of education leaders - January 7, 2014

NEA student chair named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list - January 7, 2014

Helmsley Charitable Trust Makes $1.6 Million in Grants to PARCC and Smarter Balanced Consortia to Engage Leading U.S. Teachers’ Unions in the Development of Next-Generation Student Assessments - January 7, 2014


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What Does the ACA’s Excise Tax on High-Cost Plans Actually Tax?  (PDF, 352 KB, 1 pg.)

Milliman Client Report: Assessing proposed geography-based adjustments to the ACA's excise tax on high-cost plans (an addendum to Milliman's What Does the ACA's Excise Tax on High-cost Plans Actaully Tax?

What Does the ACA’s Excise Tax on High-Cost Plans Actually Tax?"  (PDF, 129 KB, 26 pgs.)


Financial & Operational Standards Of the National Education Association and Its Affiliates (PDF, 25 pgs.)

Understanding the Gaps: Who Are We Leaving Behind - and How Far? (PDF, 7 pgs.)

National Education Association Action Guide on Charter Schools (PDF, 30 pgs.)

NewEducator: Engagement, Recruitment, And Supports Campaign (PDF, 11 pgs.)

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Clinton VS Trump On the Issues That Matter to NEA Higher Ed Members

NEA NCAE Carcano v. McCrory 4th Cir. am-brf 10-16


2017 WELT Tooklit

Amicus Brief: Gloucester County School Board v.Grimm

Interview Tips for Prospective Teachers

Interview Tips for Prospective Teachers Webinar

Experienced Educators: Invaluable to Student Success

Interview Tips for Prospective Teachers PDF

Interview Tips for Prospective Teachers PPT

Teacher Day Thank You Letter

Teacher Day Thank you Letter New Educator Group

Cultural Competencies for New Educators

"Scavenger Hunt" Peter Wetzler)

C4O Webinar Maximizing Your Summer (PPT)

Elementary First 5 Days Template (PDF)

First Week Book - English (PPT)

First Week Book (PPT)

Maximizing Your Summer Break.6.6.17 (PPT)

scavenger hunt hs (PNG)

scavenger hunt ms (PNG)

Secondary First 5 Days template (PDF)

Water experiments (PPT)

seating chart blank (PDF)

seating chart example (PDF)


syllabus v5 (PDF)

Teaching Transitions for Elementary Classrooms

Website tutorial v2

Welcome Mixer

Teacher Preparation: Preparing the Classroom for Observation (PPT)

Top 10 Reasons to Join the NEA



Freebie: Parent-Teacher Conference Pack (PPT)

How I Like to Learn (PDF)

Nailing Your First Parent-Teacher Conference (PDF)

Must Have Forms for Parent-Teacher Conferences (PPT)

Parent Teacher Conferences Kit 1 (PDF)

Parent Teacher Conference Kit 2 (PDF)

Higher Ed 6x9 Card Forms OneOnOne (PDF)

ESP Data 8.5x11 (PDF)

CT K-12 Data 8.5x11 (PDF)

New Educators Campaign Weekly Report (PDF)

New Ed Campaign State Coordinators (PDF)

Thriving in One Year and Beyond (PPT)


Impact of House Tax Bill (HR 1) on Support for Public Education by State

NEA Impact of Senate Tax Bill on Support for Public Education by State

Impact of Republican Tax Bill on Support for Public Schools by State


School Crisis Guide

New Educators Webinar (PDF)

New Educators Webinar (PPT)


NEA National Members Guns Survey

NEA Gun and School Safety Survey Analysis


NGP VAN's Open Virtual Phone Bank


Interview Tips for Prospective Teachers


NEA's School Crisis Guide



Welcome to Preparing for Your First 5 Days of School (PDF)

Welcome to Preparing for Your First 5 Days of School (PPT)

Secondary: First Five Days Template (PDF)

Elementary: The First Five Days Template (PDF)


Fundamentals of Organizing Resources

Fundamentals of Organizing Toolkit

ESP Organizing Toolkit

Organzing at NEA

Advocating for Early Childhood and Adult Educators

Organizing and Engaging Substitute Educators

Organizing at NEA


Introduction and Facilitations Best Practices

Connecting History and the Present

Appendix A Labor and Education History: A Selected Timeline 1600’s- 1800’s

General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony Decrees Every Town of 50 Families Should Have Elementary School and Every Town of 100 Families Should Have Latin School (1647)

Shared Social Justice Language and NEA’s Vision, Mission and Values

Appendix B Social Justice Term Glossary

Appendix C Dominoes

Module 2 Appendix C Landscape Orientation

NEA's Vision, Mission, and Values

Module 3 Connecting Educator Values & Union Value

Module 4 Bargaining for the Common Good

Module 4 SEA Strike Module

Module 5 Strategies for Social Change: Power Relations in Justice Work

Module 5 Ecology Worksheet

Module 5: Spectrum of Social Change Work

APPENDIX A  Labor and Education History: A Selected Timeline 1600’s- 1800’s

General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony Decrees Every Town of 50 Families Should Have Elementary School and Every Town of 100 Families Should Have Latin School (1647)



Exit Interview Toolkit NBI 25 2017

Minority Teacher Candiadtes and High-Stakes Assessments. NBI 16 2017

Online Credit Recovery Programs. Research Brief. NBI 2 2017

Online Learning Programs. Research Brief. NBI 135 2017

Kavanaugh Could Unleash SChool Voucher Programs througout the Nation

Welcome to Working Together: Building n Effective Paraeducator Teams PPT

Welcome to Working Together: Building n Effective Paraeducator Teams PDF

Nailing Your First Parent Teacher Conference PDF

Nailing Your First Parent Teacher Conference PPT


English Language Learners The Nation's Fastest-Growing Student Demographic PDF

ALL IN How Educators Can Advocate for ELL PDF


Managing Work Life Balance and Thriving as a New Educator PDF


My School My Voice

Your Voice Matters - Conversation Starteres (PDF)

GPS Indicators Framework (PDF)

Welcome SchoolMe Webinar Opportunity Checklist (PDF)

Welcome SchoolMe Webinar Opportunity Checklist (PPT)

Opportunity Audit (PDF)

Title IX Comment Letter (PDF)

NEA Comment Letter - ICEB-2018-0002 (PDF)

NEA Comment Letter - USCIS-2010-0012 (PDF)

Creating A Positive Classroom Environment (PDF)

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Conference Recording - mp3 - 3-15-19



Welcome to Creating a Positive Classroom Environment (PDF)

NEATodayTraumaArticle (PDF)

Childhood Trauma Effects handout (PDF)

Poverty Trauma Handbook (PDF)

HE Values of Membership (PDF)

Create a Trauma-Informed School (PDF)

InterviewTipsRecording (mp3)

Interview Tips for Educators (PPT)

Try it newed handout (PDF)

Interview Tips for Prospective Teachers (PDF)

Interview Tips for New Educators (PDF)

2017-2018 Teacher Benchmark Data

2019 Rankings and Estimates Report

Rankings And Estimates Report 2019 Highlights


Bullying Prevention Webinar (PDF)

NEA Blended Learning (PDF)

NEA Center for Org 9 May 19 MainConf-Recording (mp3)

Talking with Students about Violent Tragedies (PDF)

Talking with Students about Violent Tragedies (mp3)

New Ed Campaign - State Staff Coordinator Contact List (PDF)

New Ed Campaign - NEA Training Notes (PDF)

How to Run an Aspirational New Hire Orientation (PPT)

New Ed - New Hire Orientation Toolkit (PDF)

New Ed - Staff Contact List

Kinnaman Scholarship


Constitution of the National Education Association of the United States (PDF)

Engagement Beyond the Parent-Teacher Conference (PDF)

CAPE Grant Goals (PDF)

Conference Recording 9-25-19 (mp3)

2019 Student Centered Advocacy Grant report (pdf)

Amici Curiae Brief Dept of Homeland Sec v. Regents of UC (PDF)


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: A Multi-tiered Framework that Works for Every Student (PDF)

Social and Emotional Learning Response (PDF)

Aspen Final Report (PDF)

NEA GPS Research HBCU Briefs (PDF)

Fall NCESP newsletter (PDF)

ECE Panel Webinar (MP3)

ECE Presentation (PDF)


Culturally Responsive Lesson Plan (PDF)

ArtBuildWorkersPoster (PDF)


RAA NEA Logo Text

RAA NEA Logo Text

February 20 Web Conference (mp3)

March 24 Web Conference (mp3)


TSTA Demands Spanish (PDF)


Organizing Campaign Model Overview (NEA19006_Executive Summary_v9HR - PDF)

Campaign Planning Stage (NEA20014_Phase I Section II_v5_HR - PDF)

Campaign Planning State (NEA19008_Phase 1 Campaign Planning_v13HR - PDF)


NEA Parents Survey Memo (PDF)


GBAO Coronavirus Impact On Educators (MS-WORD)

GBAO Coronavirus Impact on Educators (PDF)

GBAO Parents Exhibit Deep Support For Teachers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (PDF)
Virtual Bargaining Mechanics and Consideration (PDF)

FAQs COVID-19 and Collective Bargaining (PDF)

Distance Learning MOU (PDF)