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Ensure Equity for Students

Explore strategies to ensure safe and just schools with a new commitment to racial and social justice.
A Latino student is teased by other students

As educators, we believe that every child, no matter their grade, color or zip code, deserves a safe and welcoming school where they can thrive. But for too long, certain politicians have deprived our public schools the resources they need to reach and teach every child. Returning to our schools and campuses schools provides a valuable opportunity to address those long-standing inequities in public education. Below, you'll find practical advice and helpful resources to help you establish more just practices at your school, with more in our library.

Latest Updates

NEA digital divide report

One-Quarter of U.S. Students Don’t Have What They Need for Online Learning

In a new report, NEA President urges Congress to open the virtual classroom door for all students.
An Asian American girl sits alone

Standing Up to Hate and Bias Related to COVID-19

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the United States, the FBI has issued an alert, distributed to law enforcement agencies across the country, warning of an increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.
homeless student covid

‘Lost in the Masked Shuffle’: Pandemic Shields the Real Number of Homeless Students

So far in 2020-21, schools have identified roughly 420,000 fewer homeless children and youth. "They are becoming more invisible than they already are," said one district liaison.
A bus driver with folded arms wears an N95 mask

Voices of Leaders for Just Schools

Insight into how we can design a path forward for learning and education justice through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
An African American father walks hand-in-hand with his daughter, both wearing masks

COVID-19 and the Impact on Communities of Color

The coronavirus has magnified inequities that have existed for decades and filtered into classrooms, hurting students along the way.
An African American girl uses a laptop

Coronavirus Brings 'Homework Gap' to the Forefront

Even before the pandemic, between 8.5 to 12 million K-12 students lacked Internet access at home. "Without access, opportunity means nothing."
Jordann Lankford
If there’s a silver lining in all of this, it’s that people nationwide are really starting to understand the vast inequities in our country and in education.
Quote by: Jordann Lankford, works with Native American students in Great Falls Public Schools in Montana

Featured Resources

Use these resources to create positive learning environments for all students, during COVID-19 and beyond.
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Supporting English Language Learners Through COVID-19: Resources for Educators

Helping English language learners during the pandemic.
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Platform for the Schools Our Students Deserve Post COVID-19

As policymakers come together to make important decisions about the future of our public schools, they must involve educators in their decision-making and prioritize these initiatives.
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FAQ: COVID-19 and Immigrant Communities

Answers to key questions about how coronavirus is impacting students, educators, and our schools.
Key elements of NEA's framework

Racial Justice in Education Framework

NEA's framework for Racial Justice in Education
An African-American girl smiles in a school hallway

Making Black Lives Matter at School

Three community activists offer questions for reflection on how to make Black lives matter in the classroom, at school, and in the community.
A teacher looks over papers at her desk in an empty classroom

A Social Justice Checklist for Online Instruction

To help ensure equity for all students, ask yourself the following questions when planning digital instruction.
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Advancing Justice

See how NEA EdJustice is mobilizing educators, allies, and activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.