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2016 NEA Today for Future Educators


In Classrooms Now!

Today’s public school students are overwhelmingly diverse. It will take more than great teaching to reach them and improve student learning. In this issue of NEA Today for Future Educators, learn what’s in store and what you can do now to prepare.


Our Future, Our Vote
Before you cast your vote this presidential election year, raise your voice and get politically active.

Who Wants to Teach?
Attracting high-achieving, future educators of color to the teaching profession is tough, but experts say students need them and so does the workforce.

Degrees Not Debt
When jaw-dropping, loan debt threatens to swallow up your dreams, don’t fear, fight back.


Community Service and Awards
NEA Student Program and NEA-Retired members transform Florida schools. Student members and chapters snag top awards during the NEA Representative Assembly, the top decision-making body for the Association.

Advice for Future Educators
You can do it! Learn to partner and communicate with your students’ parents.

Kali Davis, a fifth-year, elementary school teacher is still on fire about the power of the NEA Student Program.

Guest Column
State President Stephanie Winkler is grateful for the free bowl of chili, a network of educators, and lessons on leadership.


From the Chair
Chelsey Jo Herrig wants to unleash the advocate in you. Find out what she has planned.

Lily’s Blackboard
Your most important classroom assignment may not be in a public school.

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