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House to vote soon on first steps to end police brutality

The Justice in Policing Act (S. 3912/H.R. 7120) cleared the House Judiciary Committee in a party-line vote after a contentious 11-hour markup session. The NEA-supported bill would ban no-knock warrants, chokeholds like the one that killed George Floyd, racial and religious profiling, transferring military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement, and it would also

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Victory! Supreme Court protects LGBTQ individuals and preserves DACA

In a landmark 6-3 Supreme Court decision written by conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to LGBTQ individuals. “NEA is proud to have led a broad coalition including employer groups

Education News

Educators: Your story can influence decision makers. Here’s how.

Melanie Buchanan is a math teacher at Harpeth Middle School in Cheatham County, Tennessee. She has been politically active through her association for more than a decade, connecting with policymakers by sharing her experiences as an educator. Now, she is encouraging other educators to do the same. NEA TODAY: How have you used your personal

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Five Ways Joe Biden will support LGBTQ+ Students and Educators

By Amanda Menas After years of improvements to levels of acceptance of LGBTQ+ students by their peers, between 2015 and 2017, the National School Climate Survey reported that schools are becoming more hostile against LGBTQ+ youth. Nearly half of all LGBTQ+ students live in states where they are not protected from discrimination or bullying. They