Skip Navigation
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, provide ads, analyze site traffic, and personalize content. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.

NEA Today January 2023

Want to make a difference for your students and colleagues? In this issue, find out how to use your unique talents to improve public schools. Then learn how social and emotional learning enjoys broad support among parents and educators alike; groove to the rhythm of marching bands across the country; and dive into diverse books that inspire kids to make the world a better place.
January 2023 NEA Today Magazine Cover
Published: January 12, 2023

A Field Guide to NEA Changemakers
Do you have a powerful voice, or is lending an ear more your thing? Do you love the spotlight, or prefer being in the background? Find out how to use your unique strengths to advocate for your students and take the quiz to identify what type of changemaker you are.

Books Can Change the World!
Discover books that can inspire young people to be changemakers.

Are You Biased? Yes, You Are.
Everyone has biases. Being aware of them is essential to creating more inclusive classrooms.

When the Bands Go Marching In
Drum up your team spirit, because marching bands are making a comeback.

The Truth About SEL? It Works.
Social and emotional learning has come under some political attacks. But educators and parents know it helps students thrive. 

Education Support Professionals

ESPs Inducted into Labor Hall of Honor
ESPs have been honored for their vast contributions during the pandemic. Former NEA ESP of the Year Andrea Beeman spoke up for her colleagues at a U.S. Department of Labor ceremony.

Becky’s Journal of Joy, Justice, and Excellence
“As members of the American labor movement, we represent the very best of American democracy. And when we stand together as union siblings—unafraid, unwavering, and unapologetic—there is absolutely nothing that we can’t achieve.”

Join Our Movement

We ask only what is right: equal opportunity for every student, every educator, every family. At home, in school, online, in Washington–there’s a right place for all of us to make a difference.

Get more from

We're here to help you succeed in your career, advocate for public school students, and stay up to date on the latest education news. Sign up to stay informed.
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.