NEA’s Annual Meeting & Representative Assembly
The world's largest democratic, deliberative body, by educators, for educators.
Each summer, approximately 6,000 educators meet to debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set National Education Association policy and activities for the year ahead. These delegates represent the 3 million members of the NEA.
This year delegates will meet at the Representative Assembly in person July 2-6, 2023 in Orlando, FL.
More information to come!
Meet the NEA Higher Educator of the Year!
Bonniejean Alford, an Illinois instructor, spoke to RA delegates Wednesday, encouraging them to partner with students.
2022 ESP of the Year Debra Ward-Mitchell Celebrates ESPs Who Give Their All to Students
"As union members and leaders, we have the power to fight for the professional respect that all educators want and deserve,” says the Illinois education support professional.
2022 Teacher of the Year’s Message to NEA Delegates: Have Hope
"Because of your commitment, brighter days are on the horizon," says Ohio history teacher Kurt Russell in his address to educators at NEA's Representative Assembly.
Vice President Kamala Harris to Educators: ‘You Are Essential to Our Democracy’
Vice President Harris gave high praise to educators for their commitment to students and social justice, and offered reasons for hope despite the obstacles they face.
Dolly Parton, Country Singer and Children's Literature Champion, Named 2022 Friend of Education
NEA’s highest honor goes to Dolly Parton for her work in early childhood literacy.
“We Will Prevail!” NEA President Promises NEA RA Delegates
During her keynote speech Sunday, NEA President Becky Pringle delivered a message of hope and power.
'It's Freedom We’re Fighting For'
Educators fuel the fight for freedom—and their importance has never been more evident and urgent, NEA Executive Director Kim Anderson said before the NEA Representative Assembly on Monday.
Educators Approve NEA Policy to Ensure Safe, Just, and Equitable Schools
Policy includes guiding principles and call to action to help all students thrive and succeed.
Life Changing: When History is Taught Honestly
The 2022 NEA Conference on Racial and Social Justice served as a powerful space for educators and allies to gather in community, share their story, and advance justice in education.
“Do not despair. Do not be overwhelmed. Do not throw up your hands when it is a time to roll up our sleeves.”
Quote by: Kamala Harris, United States Vice President
Highlights from the 2022 NEA RA
The latest speeches, events, and press coverage coming from Chicago.
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