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Priorities for Partners & Communities

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

Top Priorities for Partners & Communities

  1. Partner with teacher unions, schools/districts, and TPPs to develop and implement induction experiences that help aspiring and emerging teachers develop positive community connections; a deeper appreciation for, and skills in working with, cultures within the community; and a shared sense of mission for social justice and opportunities for all students.

  2. Partner with teacher unions, schools, and districts to develop and implement authentic, community-based learning opportunities that allow students to explore meaningful topics of interest that develop.

  3. Partner with teacher unions, schools, and districts, to advocate for/ensure availability of resources, policies, and positive school environments so that each student has access to a great public school education.

More Ways partners & communities can support...

Professional Teachers

Ensure policymakers provide ample support for high-quality preparation, induction, and ongoing professional learning of all teachers and the resources to ensure each student has access to a great public school.

Collaborate with teachers and districts in the development of culturally responsive opportunities for students to engage in authentic community-based learning projects.

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Priorities for Policymakers

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Priorities for Schools & Districts

What You Can Do

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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.