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2015 News Releases

Educators welcome White House spotlight on gun violence epidemic in America - January 5, 2016

Educators welcome education investments to create more opportunities for students - December 18, 2015

Educators welcome new education law to create greater opportunity for every student - December 10, 2015

U.S. Senate ushers in new era in public education with historic vote - December 9, 2015

NEA congratulates Terry Holliday on NBPTS election - December 4, 2015

NEA welcomes historic step to usher in new era in public education - December 2, 2015

NEA president supports the Every Student Succeeds Act - November 30, 2015 

NEA president marks 40th anniversary of landmark IDEA legislation - November 29, 2015

NEA president encouraged by bipartisan and bicameral approach to fix broken law - November 19, 2015

Hundreds of amici file 24 briefs with U.S. Supreme Court to support public services, and a strong middle class in Friedrichs v. CTA - November 17, 2015

NEA president welcomes Congressional plans to take next step in ESEA reauthorization - November 13, 2015

GOP presidential candidates offer up more failed economic, immigration plans - November 10, 2015

Statement of support to the students of the University of Missouri - November 10, 2015

NEA president reacts to court ruling leaving aspiring New Americans and families in limbo - November 10, 2015

BetterLesson, NEA ANNOUNCE NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EARLY CAREER TEACHER SUCCESS - November 9, 2015

NEA gives the Department of Ed’s Guide to Supporting Undocumented Youth an A+ - November 6, 2015

Unions file respondents’ brief in Supreme Court case that threatens working families - November 6, 2015

NEA president on Higher Education Act at 50: let’s reclaim its promise as a public good - November 6, 2015

School board races in two major metro areas steal national political spotlight - November 4, 2015

NEA files friend of the court brief in Fisher II case before the U.S. Supreme Court - November 3, 2015

NEA, CTQ and National Board Host Event on Advancing the Profession - November 2, 2015 

Republican presidential candidates ignore students and working families - October 28, 2015 

NEA on NAEP Scores - October 28, 2015

NEA and The SCEA comment on disturbing South Carolina high school video - October 28, 2015

NEA President reacts to Obama administration announcement on over testing - October 24, 2015

NEA president comments on House passage of District of Columbia school voucher bill - October 21, 2015

Education gets air time in first Democratic presidential debate - October 13, 2015

Educators eager to hear substance on issues affecting students - October 13, 2015

NEA ramps up National Bullying Prevention Month: identify, intervene, advocate - October 7, 2015

NEA President: Clinton is a strong leader who will do what is best for America's students - October 3, 2015

NEA reacts to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s resignation - Octobert 2, 2015

Oregon Education Association and National Education Association Presidents react to Oregon school shooting - October 1, 2015

NEA President reacts to new proposal from Education Secretary Duncan - Sepetember 30, 2015

NEA welcomes Clinton’s support to repeal excise tax on high-cost plans - Septmeber 30, 2015

Massachusetts Paraeducator Awarded National Honor - September 28, 2015

Educators welcome tax relief as new school year gets underway across the U.S. - September 17, 2015

Statement from NEA President on Washington Educators’ Strike - September 9, 2015

Lily Eskelsen García to visit schools in Georgia, South Carolina Mississippi and Louisiana - September 8, 2015

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García stands in solidarity with #FightForDyett - September 2, 2015

Chester Upland educators 'Walking the Walk' - August 27, 2015

New PDK/Gallup poll shows continued skepticism over value of standardized tests - August 24, 2015

Statement by NEA President on passing of Julian Bond - August 16, 2015

NEA president Lily Eskelsen García welcomes steps to finalize education bill - July 30, 2015

NEA’s García Elected Vice President, North America and Caribbean of Education International - July 23, 2015

NEA urges independent investigation of missing teacher trainees from teachers’ college in Mexico - July 21, 2015

NEA President reacts to historic ESEA vote - July 16, 2014

NEA President reacts to Senate Opportunity Dashboard vote - July 15, 2015

NEA delegates elect new members to Executive Committee and Board of Directors - July 6, 2015

2015 National Teacher of the Year addresses colleagues at NEA convention - July 6, 2015

NEA honors leaders of PBS, CPB with Friend of Education Award - July 6, 2015

Educators Choose NEA Social Justice Activist of the Year - July 5, 2015

Ellsworth educator elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 4, 2015

Chicagoland educator elected to NEA Executive Committee - July 4, 2015

NEAs Education Support Professional of the Year: We must be a united front for our students and public schools - July 4, 2015

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by NEA Executive Director John C. Stocks to the 94th NEA Representative Assembly - July 4, 2015

Educators honor union activist and immigration reform champion Eliseo Medina - July 3, 2015

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García to the 94TH NEA Reperesentative Assembly - July 3, 2015

Statement from NEA President on the death of Ronald Thorpe - July 1, 2015

Kids Pack Libraries to Read Across Orlando - July 1, 2015

Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities - June 30, 2015

Supreme Court takes ‘monumental step’ by making marriage equality the law - June 26, 2015

Supreme Court rejects attempt to dismantle Affordable Care Act - June 25, 2015

More than 7,000 educators will gather to discuss, vote on key education issues - June 24, 2015

Ten national education advocacy groups call on Senate to put kids first - June 23, 2015

Educators to honor human and civil rights heroes in Orlando, Florida June 22, 2015

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García meets with Senator Bernie Sanders June 18, 2015

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García meets with Gov. Martin O'Malley June 18, 2015

Decision in Ohio v. Clark avoids putting educators in law enforcement role June 18, 2015

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García meets with Secretary Hillary Clinton - June, 8 2015

National PTA and NEA Team Up to Honor Educators Nationwide During Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day - May 5, 2015

NEA President on Vergara appeal filing: due process protects students - May 1, 2015

NEA celebrates School Nutrition Employee Week and School Lunch Hero Day - April 30, 2015

Educators welcome legislation to repeal excise tax on high-cost health plans - April 28, 2015

NEA member Shanna Peeples named 2015 National Teacher of the Year - April 27, 2015

Educators: students need opportunity, not just tests - April 21, 2015 

NEA president on Senate HELP ESEA bill - April 16, 2015

Educators mark 50th anniversary of ESEA - April 10, 2015

NEA president comments on Senate action on rewrite of ESEA - April 7, 2015

Educators to spring into Wave of Action on eve of 50th anniversary of ESEA - April 6, 2015

NEA releases report finding flaws with Affordable Care Act excise tax on high-cost health plans - April 2, 2015

NEA President to Gov. Cuomo: students need more time to learn and foster creativity - April 1, 2015

U.S. House Republican leaders set to repeat budget mistakes of the past - March 17, 2015

California paraeducator and activist named 2015 NEA National Education Support Professional of the Year - March 6, 2015 

NEA names new political director - March 3, 2015

Millions to celebrate annual NEA's Read Across America Day on March 2 -
March 2, 2015

Educators urge U.S. House to continue to work on a federal education law rewrite - February 27, 2015

Educators ramp up nationwide campaign and launch "Get it Right" ad blitz - February 16, 2015

NEA supports teachers challenging constitutionality of evaluations - February 5, 2015

Science teacher Mr. Towne: all students can achieve at high levels with appropriate support - Febraury 5, 2015

NEA President: Pres. Barack Obama sets right budget priorities for America - February 2, 2015

National Education Association issues legislative report card for Congress - January 30, 2015

1st grade teacher Rachelle Moore: All students need equal educational opportunities - January 27, 2015

Educators: students need time to learn and foster creativity - January 21, 2015

Educators encouraged by President Obama’s focus on opportunity agenda - January 20, 2015

Tenure safeguards good teachers from being fired for bad reasons - January 14, 2015

NEA calls for more equal opportunity in No Child Left Behind reauthorization - January 12, 2015

NEA on the Administration’s Community Colleges Proposal - January 9, 2015