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Professional Excellence

Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 150 years
In 1857, we asked educators to gather for the “wisdom and power of numerous minds.” Today, 3 million members answer that call, sharing tips, tools, and wisdom from experience to advance professional excellence among all.
Great educators create great public schools. NEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession.

Just & Equitable Schools

Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen.

Student Engagement

Whether you’re new to the profession or embracing a new challenge, we can help you help your students succeed.

Professional Learning

At every stage of your career, NEA helps you grow into your passion and be a leader for your students.

Leadership Development

Leadership is more than an event, moment, or position. It’s a journey. And NEA is with you, every step of the way.

Conferences & Events

At NEA national events, members swap stories, share news, challenge each other, learn from leaders — and prepare to change the world.
Member Marcia MacKey
The union has supported me in everything. I have gotten all sorts of training. I think I am much better in the classroom because of my union work. I think I am a better advocate because I found out I have a voice.
Quote by: Marcia MacKey, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Aquatics, Michigan Education Association
Leadership Summit

National Leadership Summit

NEA's annual National Leadership Summit helps to develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.