The NEA Government Relations Department works with Congress to address immediate needs like funding as well as long-festering problems ranging from the homework gap to student loan debt.  We worked with them to provide flexibility in ESEA and are now looking at the IDEA space.


In an effort to show why IDEA flexibility is critical and important for our members, we are trying to collect stories from educators and ESPs about what their work with our exceptional students looks like at this time.  If you can please the link below and send to your members, colleagues and others, it will help us to gather information that we can then use the Hill with members of Congress and their staffs.  It is critical to our efforts so we appreciate any help you can provide.  Please let us know if you have any specific questions.


Here is the link:


From Summer Kay of NSEA:

I’m excited to announce NSEA has partnered with NEA to provide Professional Learning Communities for two micro-credentials during the upcoming school year! NEA will provide a coach to lead participants through each micro-credential, where they will earn their digital badge for completion. The Nevada Department of Education has approved NSEA micro-credentials to award in-service credit for teachers. Micro-credentials are available for both teachers and education support professionals. To register, please follow the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Summer Kay (information below). Thank you.


Restorative Practices MC PLC registration:

ESP: Professional Growth Continuum MC PLC registration:



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