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Welcome to NEA-Retired!


The nation’s students, educators, and all their families are at the forefront of our minds as we grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. When we make hard decisions, the safety of our members, students, staff, and guests is our top priority. We have concluded that we must cancel many of our upcoming conferences. If you have a question about your conference or logistics, please fill out this form.

NEA 202o Post-Summit NEA-Retired Conference

Our Democracy. Our Responsibility. Our Time!

March 15-16, 2020
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Early registration opens January 6, 2020
Registration Fee: $50
Late-registration fee (after January 24, 2020): $125
Click HERE to register for the 2020 Leadership Summit/NEA-Retired Conference

Hotel Rate—Single/Double
$185 per night
Click HERE to book your hotel reservations

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Number of Kinnaman Scholarships to Increase

Thanks to the generosity of many NEA-Retired members, five NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman scholarships will be awarded during the 2020 Retired Annual Meeting, one more than was given in 2019.  The amount remains the same:  $2,500, which is a significant contribution toward an Aspiring Educator’s higher education costs.  From the first $1,000 award to one recipient in 2002, the program has awarded a total of over $50,000 in scholarship money to 30 Aspiring Educators.

To learn more about Jack Kinnaman, and for information on how to contribute to this incredibly impactful program, please visit this, please visit this webpage.  All contributions, regardless of amount, are welcome; in fact, most donations are from small dollar donors who give less than $100.  To ensure that your contribution is properly credited, please remember to make checks payable to “The NEA Foundation” and in the memo line, reference “Kinnaman Scholarships.

Retirement Security in Uncertain Times

A PowerPoint presentation
by Mary Kusler, Senior Director
Center for Advocacy, NEA


NEA-Retired Member Organizing Toolkit

NEA Retirees are helping to advocate for public education community by community, school by school, teacher by teacher, one conversation at a time—whether that’s on a front porch or in a classroom. They’re committed to dialoging with the next generation of educator organizers, because at the end of the day, they aren’t the first to fight for public education, and they won’t be the last. This organizing toolkit will help retirees take action – teaching, and training others in organizing for public education. Dive in to find help with assessing educational issues, needs and resources, addressing one-on-one conversation skills, engaging stakeholders, and building leadership.

Download toolkit now (PDF, 4.5MB, 98pgs)

NEA-Retired Members Take Action

See how you can help in your state

M.O.R.E. Projects

The M.O.R.E. Project is designed to mobilize, organize, recruit and engage retirees in the strategic priorities of the NEA and its state affiliates. The M.O.R.E. Project has been in Florida for the last five years and the last three years in Arizona. The project is scheduled to expand to Georgia, North Carolina and Texas in 2020.

Be a part of the NEA Retired Rapid Response Team!

Join with over 3,000 other NEA-Retired Members that live within a 50 mile radius of downtown Washington, DC. Your expertise and years of experience are crucial during this critical turning point in NEA’s history.

NEA-Retired Overview

NEA-Retired membership today is more than 300,000 and we continue to lead the way in public education
and on critical issues. We work with NEA members to:

  • Protect and improve retirement pension, and health benefits—including state pensions, Social Security and Medicare.
  • Improve public education through mentoring, literacy, and intergenerational programs and activities.
  • Achieve legislative and political action goals for education and education employees.

 Whether you’re already retired or just thinking about retirement down the road, there are many advantages to being an NEA-Retired member. They include:

  • Staying connected with fellow NEA members and programs
  • Opportunities to share your expertise by volunteering and mentoring
  • NEA’s political and legislative efforts to protect your retirement resources
  • Subscription to NEA’s bimonthly retiree magazine, This Active Life
  • A variety of member benefits, such as:
    • insurance programs
    • credit programs
    • loan and mortgage programs
    • deposit savings accounts
    • investment programs

    Retired members also:

    • Continue their involvement with their State Association and the NEA and enjoy new and different activities with former colleagues and new friends.
    • Volunteer in community-based programs that help make America stronger.
    • Participate in national and regional conferences and seminars.

    In addition, NEA-Retired provides its members with a wide range of benefits through NEA Member Benefits.

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For information about the awards and scholarships given during the Retired Annual Meeting, click here.

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