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NEA Today Retired - October 2022

With financial markets in limbo, you may be wondering if your retirement plan will stand the test of time. In this issue, you'll hear from a former educator and financial planner about how to create a road map to your financial future. We also call on retired and active educators to speak up for students at the polls this November and explore how parent-educator partnerships are a powerful force in standing up against book banks, funding cuts, and more.
NEA Today Retired - October 2022 Cover with Eric Dreier
Published: October 3, 2022

How to Map Your Money
Retirement is a journey. A financial road map can help you prepare for unexpected detours and roadblocks on the way to meeting your goals. Learn from financial experts and find out if your plan is ready for a tune-up.

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
NEA’s 3 million members can be a defining force in the 2022 elections. Scan the QR code on Page 30 to see NEA’s recommended candidates.

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. Check out her latest column from the pages of the NEA Today magazine October issue.

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.
Sam Evelyn Morgan Rock

Learn more about NEA-Retired

Now more than ever the commitment continues. Learn how NEA-Retired works to meet the needs of retired education employees (like Sam Evelyn Rock from the Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Assn in Tennessee at right) and how to join.

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