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NEA Today Retired, October 2023

In our latest issue, find out how NEA-Retired members are fighting to make sure all educators get the Social Security benefits they have earned. Also, hit the road with former teachers who are taking their love for learning on the road with educational vacations, and meet an inspiring activist who blazed a trail for LGBTQ+ rights.
October 2023 - NEA Today Retired Cover

Result List

MIssouri retiree Martha Karlovetz in her home art studio.
Feature Article

Being a Teacher Cost This Retiree $111,384

by: Amanda Litvinov 10/06/2023
GPO/WEP deprives millions of public servants of the Social Security benefits they’ve earned. NEA-Retired members are leading the charge to change the law.
Shraddha Shirude

Math Is Not Boring!

by: Mary Ellen Flannery 08/29/2023
There's a revolution happening in some math classes.
karina vega coachella
Cover Story

Rural Schools Take on the Mental Health Crisis

by: Tim Walker 09/29/2023
With students experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and trauma, educators in rural communities are advocating for more services and programs. “If we don't give them the help they need, many are not going to make it.”
the 2023 winners of the NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards stand for photo with emcee Marley Dias
Feature Article

Champions of Justice

by: Brenda Álvarez 09/01/2023
Meet the Recipients of the 2023 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards
Edyte Parsons
Feature Article

Teaching While Scared

by: Brenda Álvarez 10/09/2023
Violent student outbursts are putting educators at risk.

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Quote byAnne Cancelmo , former special education teacher and counselor, New Jersey

“[Educational travel] keeps us active physically and mentally, and often results in connections that continue after the trip.”
—Anne Cancelmo , former special education teacher and counselor, New Jersey
Anne Cancelmo at the Pyramids of Giza, in Egypt.


Cover the October 2023 issue of NEA Today magazine features a long high school girl looking into the sunset

NEA Today, October 2023

Our schools are facing a mental health emergency. In our latest issue, find out how rural schools are rallying to address this crisis. Learn what can be done to protect educators from violent students, and get expert video tips on how to manage disruptive behavior. Want to be inspired? Meet a brilliant 14-year-old who has a lot to teach adults about learning disabilities.
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NEA Today for Aspiring Educators, 2023

Learn how Aspiring Educators across the country are working with their union to preserve democracy and prevent further setbacks, organizing to end unpaid student teaching placements, and growing union membership on campus chapters. Plus, find practical advice on how to go from student life to the professional world!
NEA Today Retired, August 2023

NEA Today for Retired Members

How do you craft a retirement that’s uniquely you? Learn how to identify your energy style, and discover what it means for your retirement. Meet a former educator who flipped a school board and is standing up for equity for all students. And find out how ableism and ageism go hand in hand, and what you can do to create change.

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