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Priorities for Members & Affiliates

What You Can Do
Engage in these actions and practices to support great teaching and learning in your community.

Top Priorities for NEA Members & Affiliates

  1. Lead in bringing together a coalition to establish standards for initial teacher licensure (profession readiness) and full professional licensure.

  2. Lead the coalition in developing, implementing, and monitoring performance assessment system for initial licensure and a system of performance demonstrations (portfolio) to attain full licensure.

  3. Actively support, in collaboration with schools/districts, the development of teacher leaders to meet the need for cooperating teachers, mentors, peer assistants/reviewers, professional learning community facilitators, organizational leaders, and community advocates for PreK-12 schools.

  4. Collaborate with communities, schools, and districts to design and implement strategies to help all teachers deepen their understanding of race, culture, and social justice and to strengthen their skills in working with students, parents, and communities in culturally responsive ways.

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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.