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National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA)

NCUEA Highlights


2016 Summer Meeting

When: June 27-30

Where: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Room Rate: $199.00 per night

To register and for more conference information please visit 2016 NCUEA Summer Meeting Website

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The NCUEA Conference committee is working on plans for the NCUEA Summer Meeting in Washington D. C. We will be hearing from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, NEA Vice President Becky Pringle, NEA Secretary- Treasurer Princess Moss. There are many important issues facing us and they will be sharing the landscape of the work we have ahead of us. We will also be hearing from NEA Chief Counsel, Alice O’Brien, along with other reports on work of NEA that impacts our Locals.

NCUEA pre-conference: The Every Student Succeeds Act and Our Opportunity to Advocate for the Schools Our Students Deserve

When: June 27th, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Room Rate: $199.00 per night

NCUEA locals and Teaching and Learning Coordinators have built dynamic campaigns to both reduce the number of and improve the quality of assessments. With the passage of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we have the opportunity to broaden our scope with aid from this new federal law. This pre-conference will focus on organizing for the Schools Our Students Deserve including how we advocate and win on the issues we care about. These include professional issues such as testing, evaluations, class size and other student-centered issues. At this pre-conference we will also focus on ESSA implementation on the local level and identifying the opportunities for greater teacher voice.

Both local leaders and teams are invited to attend. Participants will leave with additional information on ESSA messaging, examples of organizing successes in time to learn campaigns from colleagues, and a better understanding of the organizing opportunities within ESSA. There will also be time for collaboration and planning with colleagues from other locals.


NEA's Urban Grants

NEA’s Urban Grants support development of large local NEA affiliates representing pre-K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and education support professionals. This grant funding is intended for projects that increase membership recruitment and involvement, build Association capacity, issue organizing and organizing and engage communities. Urban Grants, administered by the NEA Center for Organizing, will be awarded for programs that align with the NEA Strategic Plan. Read More & Apply!

The National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA) is an advocacy organization of local affiliates of the National Education Association (NEA), which is dedicated to strengthening member advocacy and making the NEA more responsive to member needs.


The mission of the National Council of Urban Education Associations is to promote and advance quality Public Education in urban schools by empowering and supporting Local Associations, leaders, and members. In carrying out this mission, NCUEA focuses on the following areas:

  • United Voice for Urban Education
  • Promotion of and Advocacy for Local Associations
  • Partnership with NEA
  • Partnerships with Education-Focused Organizations
  • Training for Local Urban Leaders
  • Human and Civil Rights for All
  • Celebration of Diversity
  • Communication Among Local Associations
  • Staff/Leadership Relationships
  • Quality Working Conditions


NCUEA members believe it is their responsibility to communicate their needs clearly and concisely to their colleagues within the NEA. The members believe NCUEA is the most effective method for making their case and for gaining a favorable hearing for their needs. Through the conduct of official business, NCUEA members work in a concerted fashion to influence the direction of NEA.