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Learn about the issues and policies that impact public education, then take action to support students.

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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education addresses the gaps between workers’ skills and employers’ needs.

Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition

Child nutrition programs provide healthy meals for our students and assist students who might otherwise go without enough food.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program has a proven record of success in providing high-quality, cost-effective health care for low-income children.

Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)

Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) operates 164 schools serving more than 73,000 military-connected students.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

All children need and deserve a good start. Attending high quality early childhood programs is one of the best investments we can make because it sets our students off toward a great future.

Education Funding and Budget

Education Funding and Budget

More than 50 million children attend public schools and 20% of them live in poverty.

ESP Award

ESP Award

Education Support Professionals (ESPs)/Classified school employees strive for excellence in all areas relative to the education community.

Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

America’s gun homicide rate is 25 times the average of other developed countries, making gun violence an epidemic that continues to plague our nation.

Health Care

Health Care

Every American has a right to comprehensive, affordable health coverage.

Higher Education

Higher Education

Every American should have access to higher education, regardless of income.

IDEA Special Education

IDEA Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) assures that children with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education.

Judicial Nominations

Judicial Nominations

NEA monitors and takes positions on nominees for the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and District Courts.

Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Retired workers deserve the benefits they’ve worked and paid for.

School Modernization

School Modernization

Every student and educator deserves a safe and modern learning environment.

Taxes

Taxes

Tax fairness means the rich and corporations pay their fair share.

Vouchers

Vouchers

Educators believe in a strong, inclusive public school system that ensures all students can succeed, regardless of their ZIP code.

Women’s Rights

Women’s Rights

NEA supports the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019.

Workers’ Rights

Workers’ Rights

A strong labor force is the foundation of a strong middle class.

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