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Professional Excellence

Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 150 years
In 1857, we asked educators to gather for the “wisdom and power of numerous minds.” Today, 3 million members answer that call, sharing tips, tools, and wisdom from experience to advance professional excellence among all.
Great educators create great public schools. NEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession.

Student Engagement

Whether you’re new to the profession or embracing a new challenge, we can help you help your students succeed.

Positive & Just School Climate

Only when every student can attend school in the full confidence of being welcomed as they are, will we have created education justice.

Professional Learning

At every stage of your career, NEA helps you grow into your passion and be a leader for your students.

Leadership Development

Leadership is more than an event, moment, or position. It’s a journey. And NEA is with you, every step of the way.

Conferences & Events

At NEA national events, members swap stories, share news, challenge each other, learn from leaders — and prepare to change the world.
Member Marcia MacKey
The union has supported me in everything. I have gotten all sorts of training. I think I am much better in the classroom because of my union work. I think I am a better advocate because I found out I have a voice.
Quote by: Marcia MacKey, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Aquatics, Michigan Education Association
2019 Salem Kaizer RA delegates

Your community is waiting.

Free and open to all, NEA’s edCommunities is a place for teachers, parents, school support professionals, community supporters, and NEA affiliates to find and share ideas and resources.

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Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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.