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Education International

NEA believes that a strong international community of education employees is necessary to promote international understanding, defend the interests of education employees in all countries, and ensure every child has access to a quality education.

Ensuring quality public education for every student is a global effort. NEA supports students and educators in our global community through our membership in Education International (EI)—a worldwide organization of unions representing more than 32.5 million teachers and education employees.

Our international work extends to participation in several campaigns and movements designed to uphold human rights, protect children, promote quality public education, and secure workers' rights for educators. Through our partnerships, we provide resources for NEA members to advocate for their global colleagues and their students. These campaigns include:

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Quality Education for All—We are working with education unions, professional associations, teachers, students, parents, and communities around the world to ensure universal access to a quality education for all. Learn more about this effort.

 

End Human Trafficking Here Everywhere

Ending Human Trafficking—Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery that happens around the world, including the United States. We have compiled resources to better equip educators to combat human trafficking and links to organizations where you can learn more about the issue and take action. Learn more.

Supporting and Educating Migrant Refugee Children — Since January 2014, more than 300,000 unaccompanied children have crossed into the United States. These children often risked their lives to get an education and escape poverty. We prepared a collection of links to educational resources to help educators support and educate those children.

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Resources for Learning about Education Worldwide — We have collected reports and data to help you understand the state of education and advocate for students and educators worldwide.

Building a World-Class Education System State by State—We partnered with a National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) working group that examines what the U.S. might learn from top-performing education jurisdictions around the world. You can learn more by reading the working group's report, No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State.

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Education International COVID-19 Resources

As governments worldwide step up to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, educators and their unions are doing their part to support each other, their students and their communities.
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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.