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Human and Civil Rights

New Day for America’s Schools

Across the country, educators are back at school—readying their classrooms, offices, cafeterias, and buses for the surge of students who’ll sweep their campuses in the next few weeks. But this year’s return to school marks a new milestone. For the first time in our history, America’s public schools are majority-minority, with students of color outnumbering their white peers. What does this mean for public education—now and in the future? Read more.

An Educator's Work is Never Done

The entire country has been touched, in one way or another, by the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of high school graduate, Michael Brown—and that’s especially true for young people, particularly youth of color. So, what about the educators who are tasked with helping America’s youth live up to their potential? Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education at Michigan State University, posts an open letter to the teachers of Ferguson, and by extension, all educators who are working to build safe spaces for learning.

Putting Our Values to Work

Putting Our Values to Work, NEA’s practical new resource, shows a new generation of social justice activists how to use the power of organizing to stand up for what you believe in—and win.

Find out how you can make the Putting Our Values to Work resource work for you.