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International Relations: Highlights

Events, Headlines, and Information We Can All Use to Show the World that Quality Education is Important


End Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is happening in the United States. NEA seeks to better equip educators with useful resources on combating human trafficking. We prepared a collection of links to educational resources, and links to organizations where you can learn more about the issue and take actions. Learn more, here.

World Teachers' Day

World Teachers Day is observed every year on October 5. This year’s theme is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.” Proclaimed in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers’ Day is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of educators in providing quality education at all levels.

Education International, the voice of educators worldwide, has done a remarkable thing in giving us all a gift for the World Teachers Day of “25 Lessons on Education and Democracy” by EI President Susan Hopgood (Australia) and retired EI General Secretary Fred van Leuven (Netherlands). They have designed a gorgeous poster to accompany the book. Read those 25 lessons in a few words, and see a powerful visual that reminds everyone why public education and getting it right for every student is such important work. Click here to download and print this remarkable poster.

Please share this link with your friends and families, and encourage them to pass it onto their circles. The world is counting on us! Together, we can successfully advocate for educators and the students they serve.

Happy World Teachers Day!

No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State

NEA partnered with a National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) working group that is looking at what the US might learn from top-performing education jurisdictions around the world. The working group released its innovative report, “No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”. Learn more.

Why Should Educators Get Serious about Free Universal Education?

NEA President Lily Eskelsen-García co-wrote an article for Education Week with Susan Hopgood, President of Education International, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. Read more …

The Launch of the Teachers' Code

The Teachers' Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices ( PDF, 324 KB, 14 pgs.) released on June 4th, 2015. Learn more.

Accountability in education: meeting our commitments

the ten targets of SDG4