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2017 News Releases

Congressional inaction on Dream Act leaves Dreamers in limbo ahead of holidays, December 22, 2017

Congress narrowly approves huge tax giveaway to corporations paid for by students and working families, December 19, 2017

NEA “Great Public Schools Fund” Grants Continue to Contribute to Student Success - December 18, 2017

Senate votes to hand huge tax giveaways to the rich paid for by students and working families - December 2, 2017

Bipartisan approach needed to find permanent solution for Dreamers - November 28, 2017

NEA slams Trump administration plan to shatter Haitian families - November 21, 2017

Great Educators Never Stop Learning - November 17, 2017

Senate tax plan gives big tax breaks for the rich paid for by students and working families - November 17, 2017

NEA President: tax cut is giveaway to wealthiest paid for by students and working families - November 16, 2017

NEA salutes public education’s unsung heroes on National Education Support Professionals Day - November 15, 2017

NEA Calls for Action in the Wake of Latest School Shooting - November 15, 2017

Funding for 370,000 education jobs at risk if Senate eliminates state and local tax deduction - November 14, 2017

American Education Week Focuses on Public Schools for All - November 13, 2017

Nearly 250,000 education jobs at risk if Congress eliminates state and local tax deduction - November 8, 2017

NEA President applauds Phil Murphy as New Jersey’s next governor - November 7, 2017

NEA President congratulates Ralph Northam as Virginia’s next governor - November 7, 2017

NEA President: America has moral obligation to protect TPS beneficiaries - November 7, 2017

NEA President: tax cut is giveaway to wealthiest funded on backs of students and working families - November 2, 2017

Americans need ‘A Better Deal,’ strong unions to get ahead in rigged economy - November 1, 2017

Lily Eskelsen García: Arrest of 10-year-old with cerebral palsy is morally repulsive - October 30, 2017

DACAmented educators and students to Congress: Pass the Dream Act now - October 25, 2017

Lily Eskelsen García responds to White House immigration principles - October 9, 2017

NEA President: Congress should put children first and reauthorize CHIP - September 29, 2017

Workers on Janus: A Political Effort to Further Rig the Rules Against Working People - September 28, 2017

NEA and Missouri NEA Presidents react to verdict of St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley - September 25, 2017

Nevada Educators and National Education Association Join in Clark County Suit - September 21, 2017

NEA President: our thoughts and prayers are with Freeman High School - September 13, 2017

NEA members help brothers and sisters affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey - September 11, 2017

Remarks As Prepared Of Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President For The National Press Club - September 8, 2017

NEA Decries Weakening Protections for Survivors of Sexual Assault - September 7, 2017

Lily Eskelsen García: Revoking DACA tramples on our core American values - September 5, 2017

National Education Association launches Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund - August 30, 2017

Educators decry Trump proposal to tear apart immigrant families - August 25, 2017

Our diversity is what makes America great - August 19, 2017

Statement on racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia - August 14, 2017

Lily Eskelsen García: Dream Act of 2017 lives up to our core American values - July 20, 2017

NEA President: educators remain alarmed by proposed education budget cuts - July 12, 2017

NEA applauds lawsuit against Education Department, DeVos - July 5, 2017

NEA Adopts Charter School Policy Statement - July 4, 2017

Utah Elementary School Teacher, Pennsylvania Physical Science Teacher and Virginia Music Teacher Re-elected to top NEA Positions - July 3, 2017

Oregon Educator Elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 3, 2017

California Educator Re-elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 3, 2017

Remarks as prepared for delivery by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, to the 96th Representative Assembly - July 3, 2017

NEA Honors Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton with Friend of Education Award - July 3, 2017

Remarks as prepared for delivery By 2017 Education Support Professional of the Year to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly - July 3, 2017

Remarks as prepared for delivery by NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly - July 2, 2017

NEA honors 12 outstanding human and civil rights heroes at annual gala - July 1, 2017

NEA President: Trinity ruling sidesteps questions regarding state constitutional protections for public education - June 26, 2017

NEA President: Trump-DeVos budget is a wrecking ball aimed at public schools - May 23, 2017

NEA President comments on Trump budget’s proposed public education slashes - May 18, 2017

NEA: American Health Care Act plays Robin Hood in reverse - May 4, 2017

Massachusetts Paraeducator, Braillist Wins “Recognizing Inspiring School Employees” (RISE) Award, To Be Honored at Ceremony in Washington D.C. - May 3, 2017

NEA: Revised American Health Care Act amendment makes terrible bill even worse - April 27, 2017

Educators Respond to San Bernardino Shooting -April 10, 2017

Gorsuch can’t hide extreme record of ruling against students with disabilities - April 3, 2017

NEA calls for the immediate release of the leaders of Migrant Justice detained by ICE - March 27, 2017

NEA: Children and families among millions of Americans who will lose health coverage - March 24, 2017

Supreme Court ruling on IDEA standards directly debunks Gorsuch’s view - March 22, 2017

NEA president: Trump budget deprives students of opportunity - March 16, 2017

Massachusetts Paraeducator, Braillist Named Education Support Professional of the Year - March 11, 2017

Reports reveal Gorsuch repeatedly ruled against students with disabilities - March 9, 2017

NEA: Repealing the Affordable Care Act will harm millions of students and families - March 8, 2017

NEA reacts to Supreme Court sending back case to protect rights of transgender student - March 5, 2017

Voucher schemes have robbed children, taxpayers with no real positive results - March 3, 2017

Educators urge U.S. Supreme Court to protect rights of transgender students - March 2, 2017

Literacy Advocate LeVar Burton and Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, join NEA to Celebrate Read Across America’s 20th anniversary - March 2, 2017

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García: Trump should stand up for students and families - February 28, 2017

NEA reacts to Trump’s plan to roll back protections of transgender students - February 22, 2017

NEA President: now is the time to nominate a candidate who respects American workers - February 15, 2017

Iowa educators: gutting collective negotiating will hurt students - February 14, 2017

Lily Eskelsen García: Children are fearful to go to school as a result of immigration raids - February 10, 2017

Public outcry denies Betsy DeVos mandate despite Senate approval of her nomination - February 7, 2017

NEA calls on Senate to thoroughly vet President Trump’s nominee - January 31, 2017

NEA president to Senate: reject Betsy DeVos and take a stand for students - January 31, 2017

NEA president: Trump’s hateful actions undermine our core values as a nation - January 29, 2017

NEA: more than one million letters emailed to U.S. Senate in opposition to Betsy DeVos - January 27, 2017

NEA president: Trump anti-immigrant agenda undermines our core values as a nation - January 26, 2017

NEA’s Legislative Report Card confirms that bipartisanship can work for students - January 26, 2017

No matter who occupies White House, educators continue fight for students - January 20, 2017

California teacher joins growing chorus of opposition to Betsy DeVos’ agenda - January 18, 2017

NEA president: Betsy DeVos is dangerously unqualified to serve as education secretary - January 17, 2017

NEA president comments on bipartisan, bicameral BRIDGE Act - January 12, 2017

NEA president: Jeff Sessions' record makes him unfit to serve as U.S. Attorney General - January 10, 2017

NEA to new Congress: Now is time to renew commitment to public education - January 3, 2017