Member Resources

Educators overwhelmingly reject proposals to arm teachers and other school personnel, according to a new poll commissioned by the National Education Association. NEA members support a range of commonsense solutions to address the issue of school shootings in the United States, but arming teachers is not one of them. NEA...
The 2016 presidential campaign and election were among the most lengthy and heavily publicized in history. They were not just political events, they were emotional experiences for many students and their families, particularly those who felt increasingly disenfranchised before the election or fear the election results may marginalize them further....
This National Education Association toolkit aims to help educators create bully-free schools.
In 2016, the American School Counselor Association adopted a position statement related on transgender/gender-nonconforming youth. It recognizes all students have the right to be treated equally and fairly with dignity and respect as unique individuals, free from discrimination, harassment and bullying based on their real or perceived gender identity and...
The American Federation of Teachers condemns immigration raids targeting refugee women and children. They recognize that educators and communities have poured hearts and souls into welcoming refugee children to schools and providing a safe place for their families, and that raids and deportation do not just disrupt the lives of...
In 2016, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) updated its position statement on LGBTQ youth. ASCA calls on school counselors to promote equal opportunity and respect for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, as well as to work to eliminate barriers impeding LGBTQ student development...
A 2015 American Federation of Teachers survey on well-being, working conditions and stressors for teachers and school support staff across the country provided much-needed information about sources of stress on the job. The first-of-its-kind, 80-question survey was filled out by more than 30,000 educators. Among the findings: Only 1 in...