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NEA Today October 2022

In this issue, find out how parent-educator partnerships are a powerful force in standing up for our students. We also call on educators to speak up for students at the polls this November, and we talk with school bus drivers about the threat of guns on buses. Explore how cultural differences may cause you to misread your students' non-verbal cues, and discover how arts integration can create a more equitable classroom.
NEA Today - 2022 August Cover
Published: October 3, 2022

United We Stand 
for Students
By working together, parents 
and educators are proving to be 
a formidable force in fighting for mental health supports, an honest 
and accurate education, and full funding for public schools.

Election 2022: Speak Up for Students at the Polls
Well-funded schools, support for educator unions, and resources for our students—It's all possible if we elect pro-public education candidates.

When Body Language is Lost in Translation
Body language and social norms vary among cultures. Could you be misreading your students’ non-verbal cues?

Clear and Present Danger
What if the next school shooting 
happens on 
the bus?  

Express Yourself!
Arts integration boosts engagement and equity in the classroom.

Pronouns and Why They Matter for LGBTQ+ Students
Have questions about gender pronouns? NEA has some answers.

Education Support Professionals

Electric School Buses 
Are Gaining Ground
Vermont school bus driver James Johnson earned a seat behind the wheel of one of the first electric buses in his district. He’s part of a national trend toward “greener” buses.

Becky’s Journal of Joy, Justice, and Excellence
NEA's president visits schools in North Carolina, speaks out for authentic assessments, and recommends a favorite new audio collection.

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.

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