COVID-19

Stabilize Ed Funding
Equity & Opportunity
Safety & Wellness

Educating Through Crisis

Engaging students online, your rights, support, and more.

Advice and resources
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We’re calling on Congress to provide at least $175 billion to distribute to states and local districts, allocated by formula based on poverty, to fill COVID-19 budget gaps that will hurt students in schools and on campuses.
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COVID-19 has brought the stark realities of a digital divide called the homework gap—the inability of to do schoolwork at home due to lack of internet access. Up to 12 million students are affected, and a disproportionate share are black, brown, live in rural areas, or come from low-income families.
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Education Support Professionals (ESPs) and other school staff who interact with students and their families must have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to protect students, colleagues, families, and themselves.
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The safety and well-being of students and educators when they return to school cannot be compromised.
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NEA supports the HEROES Act, which provides $200 billion to fill state and local budget gaps, including PPE and narrowing the digital divide; relief for student loan borrowers; and more.
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Bills in Congress

A bill  to help to our nation’s public schools as they seek to reopen this fall, create jobs in communities hard hit by the economic downturn, and help address structural inequities in the condition of our nation’s K-12 public education infrastructure

A bill to provide resources to help schools plan for closures, ensure early childhood programs stay in operation, emergency financial aid for college students in need of food and housing, and more.

A bill to provide up to $4 billion for an emergency fund, administered through the E-Rate program, for schools and libraries to support distance and remote learning for students without home internet access for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.