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Editor's Note: Changing Times Bring New Challenges

NEA Today magazine feels the effects of supply chain shortages.
Published: 03/01/2022

Dear NEA members,

In the last two years, we have seen incredible highs and heartbreaking lows, and together, we have persevered. Now, in the second year of this pandemic, new challenges face us. Supply chain problems, COVID-19 outbreaks, and labor shortages mean that supplies aren’t where we need them when we need them; schools and students are facing milk shortages; and there aren’t enough bus drivers, counselors, and nurses to meet students’ needs. We are all stretched thin, but we keep pressing on. And still, the magic of learning, of connecting with each student, continues.

Similar challenges are impacting NEA. Interruptions in the global paper supply chain and labor shortages at printers mean that the NEA Today team will temporarily have to produce a thinner version of our print magazine. And we’ve had to change the type of paper we are using, so your magazine may look a little different. The April and June issues of NEA Today will have fewer pages, but they will provide the same rich content you know and love. 

We want to assure you that your magazine is not going away. In the meantime, you can get more NEA Today stories by signing up for NEA Today’s biweekly e-newsletter.

Wherever you are in your career, the NEA Today e-newsletter has content for you, including practical classroom tips, education news, ways to advocate for your students, and tools to take your practice to the next level. 

Thank you for your understanding, for your continued dedication in these difficult times, and for being a part of NEA as we work together to ensure that all students get the education they deserve.  

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