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Family Support

Parents and caregivers are crucial to the education and growth of children.
Community members in auditorium NEA/Kevin Lock
Families support their children everywhere learning happens: at home, at school events, and in the community.

We know parents and caregivers are crucial to providing our students with the best possible education. We've seen–and research shows–that when families and communities are involved in their children’s education, students attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and perform at higher levels.

NEA Is Here for You

Families: we see how many responsibilities you have, how you support your children, how you extend yourselves further to help our educators do their jobs. We're here to support you, too.

NEA has teamed up with PBS station WETA to offer expert tips and resources to help educators and families navigate distance learning. Use these resources to make sure that learning continues—no matter where it takes place:

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Parent engagement is central to education. They are the ones who will continue teaching their children long after they’re out of class. – Nitzah Santiago-McRae, Aspiring Educator

How to Get Involved

Educating young people is a partnership between administrators, teachers, students, families, and the community. You can make a difference wherever you are. Join us at home, in your community, or at the state or national level. Ways to get started include:

A mom and young son read a book on the floor of his bedroom

Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
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.