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National Council of State Education Associations

NCSEA seeks to strengthen the state affiliates and NEA, foster collective action to benefit education employees, and improve the quality of education in the United States.

The members of the NCSEA work to bring about a closer, more constructive working relationship between the National Education Association and its state associations by:

  • facilitating discussions among the leaders and staff of state affiliates and between state leaders and staff and NEA.
  • building on the strengths of state affiliates to advocate for their shared interests with NEA and partner with state affiliates and NEA to advance a jointly developed agenda.
  • Providing learning opportunities for executive directors, presidents, and other state affiliate leaders and staff.
  • Assisting state education associations and facilitating the exchange of ideas among state and national leaders.
  • Providing guidance related to NEA policy and programs on behalf of state affiliates, and encouraging and promoting cooperation of state leadership in policies, positions, and programs of NEA.

NCSEA officers are elected for one-year terms, which begin immediately following the annual summer membership meeting held in association with the NEA Representative Assembly. A second membership meeting is held each fall.

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.