Month: July 2019

While educators from big cities—like Los Angeles, Oakland, and Denver—have garnered national attention for their massive strikes, walkouts, work stoppages, and rallies over student learning conditions, wages, and benefits, educators in smaller towns have been just as successful. Take California’s Lincoln Unified Teachers Association (LUTA), a mid-sized local of nearly 500 members who mobilized, held
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Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year addresses the delegates during the NEA Representative Assembly. Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, brought the 7,000 NEA Representative Assembly delegates to their feet on Saturday with an impassioned plea for diversity, increased opportunity for our most vulnerable students, and a day of reckoning for
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NEA President Lily Eskselsen García gets ready to introduce the first candidate at the #StrongPublicSchools presidential forum. “Election 2020 starts right here, right now!” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García announced to the almost 7,000 delegates at the NEA Representative Assembly on Friday. Waiting backstage at the George E. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, were
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Kristin Ellenberger (center) and PSEA President Rich Askey accept the Friends of Education Award from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García during the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly. On Friday, the Representative Assembly (RA) posthumously honored Dolores McCracken, former president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), with NEA’s highest honor, the NEA Friend of Education Award.
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NEA President Lily Eskelsen García delivers the keynote address at the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly. In her keynote address to the 2019 National Education Association Representative Assembly on Thursday, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García told the more than 7,000 delegates that the stakes in 2020 are too high for any educator to disengage from the
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Art Build at the Experience Area during the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly in Houston, Texas. JULY 7, 2019 Wyoming art teacher Paige Gustafson found her happy place at the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly (RA) in the delegate experience area, where paintbrush in hand and dozens of cups of paints around her, she put the final
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