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NEA's 2015 Back to School Tour

Opportunity for All: Unite, Inspire, Lead

It's the start of the new school year and the National Education Association (NEA) is on the road for its 2015 Back to School tour!

All this week, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and other NEA leaders will travel across the country to meet with members, students, and community partners to raise awareness on issues affecting the nation’s public schools.

We’ll have updates from the road here, but you can also follow the action on Twitter through @Lily_NEA and @NEAToday. See more highlights on Lily's Blackboard, and in the meantime, check out the coverage of last year's tour below.

NEA's Back to School Tour: Highlights 2015

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, joined by local and state education leaders, goes on her two-week, back-to-school tour. The tour theme, “Opportunity for All: Unite, Inspire, Lead,” shines the spotlight on NEA’s work to unite, lead, and inspire solutions to close the opportunity gaps.”.

NEA's Back to School: Top Stories

Top stories from NEA staff writers on NEA's Back to School 2015. 

NEA's Back to School: In the Media

Follow national media coverage of NEA's 2015 Back to School.

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