June 14-19 is immigration week of action

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and education, immigration, and other organizations are coming together June 14-19 for a kids, youth, and educator week of action. The event coincides with the ninth anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold DACA. The week of action

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Senate to vote on key bills already passed by the House

During the month of June, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to take up several NEA-supported bills already passed by the House that address priority issues for working people and vulnerable populations. Despite repeated efforts to move these bills in a bipartisan way, obstructionism has prevailed and mired the Senate in gridlock. Please urge


Send us stories and photos demonstrating the need for school modernization

The pandemic has heightened awareness of the sorry condition of too many of America’s public schools—failing HVAC systems, leaks that breed mold, and hazardous building materials that disproportionately harm students of color, students with disabilities, and students in rural areas. Half of our public schools are over 50 years old. Right now, Congress is crafting


Biden budget calls for historic hikes in education funding

President Biden’s budget proposal for next year, released May 28, increases funding for the U.S. Department of Education by more than 40 percent—in percentage terms, the biggest increase for any federal agency. The proposal underscores his administration’s continuing commitment to students and educators, the backbone of our nation’s human infrastructure. Title I funding for high-poverty


Give school food service workers the support they deserve

The unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic include school food service workers all across the country. Even when schools were closed, they reported to work and found innovative ways to keep kids from going hungry. Yet, many of these workers don’t have access to the training they need for this important work. The Improving Training