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Federal legislation to support families an important first step, says NEA

By Amanda Menas On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate joined the House by approving the Families First Coronavirus Response Act with strong bipartisan support. The bill, signed into law last night, takes several steps that NEA members support to keep many working families from suffering extreme financial hardship.  Educators are uniquely impacted by this legislation, as

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Michigan educators win increase in local school funding

Macomb County teachers, school secretaries, paraeducators, parents and students write postcards and phonebank to build support for a proposed millage rate to support schools. By Mary Ellen Flannery, this article originally appeared on Next year, Macomb County, Mich., schools will have an extra $418 per student, or an estimated $55 million total, thanks to

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NEA Mobilizes to Support Joe Biden for President

by Tim Walker On March 14, National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen García announced that the 3-million member union, the largest in the country, was proudly recommending former Vice President Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. The recommendation was formalized first by a vote by NEA’s PAC


Children and families impacted by the coronavirus need help NOW

By a vote of 363-40, the House of Representatives passed on March 14 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) to help children and families impacted by the coronavirus. NEA sent a letter to House members supporting the legislation last week. (Click here to find out more about K-12 school closures across the nation.)