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Proper Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Educators know that we still do not have everything needed to ensure the proper implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We know that educators are in the best position to speak up for their students and advocate for their needs.
Published: April 1, 2022

NEA supports the use of best practices and evidence-based inclusion strategies for every student with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. NEA believes that educators are in the best position to know and understand positive inclusion practices and are the best advocates for students in need of additional supports. Below is a document explaining NEA’s full position and implementation guidance.

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Protecting Our Students' Civil Rights

In the face of federal civil rights rollbacks and threats, educators, parents and students are organizing to adopt school board policies that strengthen student protections. Get inspired by educators and students making change in their communities and find model policies that will empower you to ensure all students’ right to a safe and affirming school.
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.