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NEA Today-Retired August 2020

Follow your passions to a happier retirement—even in difficult times.
Painting in Retirement
Published: August 2020

COVER: The Creative Life

Meet a painter turned rock band backup singer, a yogi-poet, and other former educators who say creativity brings them great happiness in retirement—and serves as a stress reliever in these uncertain times.

Plus, learn how to tap into your own creative genius.

Mental Health Check
The pandemic is exacerbating depression and anxiety for many older adults. Find out how to take care of your emotional health and spot signs of trouble.

Your Voice Matters
These educators demanded a seat at the table and influenced decisions about reopening schools, pay cuts, and more.

Election 2020: A Clear Choice for Educators
Joe Biden has shown unwavering support for public education. Check out NEA’s Candidate Comparison.

Profiting Off the Pandemic?
While public schools face massive budget cuts, Betsy DeVos and her allies have diverted coronavirus relief funds to for-profit schools.

Meet the 2020 Teacher of the Year
Tabatha Rosproy is the first early-childhood educator to receive the honor.

An Unequal Starting Place
NEA’s Leaders for Just Schools training helps educators recognize bias and create more equitable learning spaces.

‘This Is No Time for Us to Look Away’
Educators must work to stop violence against Black people, says NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.

The Power of Ethnic Studies
Courses that explore the history of different ethnic groups can boost achievement and attendance, especially among students of color.

Educators Vow to Help Lead the Nation Through Crisis
Some 7,000 delegates meet in NEA’s first-ever virtual Representative Assembly.

Become an Aspiring Educator

Click the state where you are attending school to become an Aspiring Educator.
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