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National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA)

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2014 NCUEA Fall Conference

Registration for the 2014 NCUEA Fall Conference is now open! You can register for the conference and the pre-conference session entitled, Taking on Testing: Implementing a Plan to Scale Back School Testing. Register today!

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, TN on December 3-6, 2014. The NCUEA Negotiated Room Rate is $204.00++ per night. You can secure lodging at the Sheraton Nashville online by clicking here.

As usual, we will be bringing together presenters who will be sharing the most up-to-date information about what is happening in NEA and the great education community. There will be time for networking and debating the topics that are important to our Urban Locals.

A copy of the program book, containing the meeting agenda will be posted around soon. Please make plans to attend the Pre-Conference Session on December 3, 2014.

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.

Mission and Goals

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
  • Partnership with NEA
  • Partnerships with Education-Focused Organizations
  • Training for Urban Leaders
  • Human and Civil Rights for All
  • Celebration of Diversity
  • Communication Among Locals
  • 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.