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Educators score big end-of-year wins

NEA’s advocacy continues to make a difference for students and educators across the nation. And your activism and outreach to Members has been an integral part of that process. Last week’s legislative achievements are proof. Below are various funding highlights, but one of our biggest achievements is the full repeal of the 40 percent excise

Education News

Education Insider for June 2, 2019

House returns from recess, prepares to vote on Dreamer bill Just days from now, the House will vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)—the first Dreamer bill to advance to the floor in five years. H.R. 6 provides a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2.7 million Dreamers brought to this country as

EdAction in Congress

Education Insider for March 31, 2019

Big victory! Senate votes unanimously to create national ESP award   Thanks to the advocacy of NEA’s members and board of directors, the Senate joined the House in voting to create a national award for ESPs. Support was overwhelming in both chambers: the vote was unanimous in the Senate and 387-19 in the House. The measure directs

Immigration

Education Insider for March 22, 2019

Tell your representative to support the American Dream and Promise Act   Support continues to build for the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which now has 219 cosponsors in the House — enough to guarantee passage. A new interactive map, developed by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, breaks down economic contributions by

EdAction in Congress

Education Insider for February 24, 2019

Tell your representative to VOTE YES on expanding background checks for gun purchases   In the first congressional action in favor of common sense gun laws in years, the full House will vote this week on  legislation requiring a background check for every gun sold, as well as most transfers. Everytown for Gun Safety has recorded more than 400 incidents of