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Celebrate National Teacher Day!

A message to educators from NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia:

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Wear #REDforED on Wednesday, May 8

This year, we especially appreciate all our NEA members who are fighting for school funding, professional pay, and better learning conditions for their students.

Show your solidarity with them by wearing red on Wednesday, May 9, and sharing a picture of yourself on social media explaining why you’re wearing #REDforED.


  • “I’m wearing #REDforED to thank all those teachers spending their own money to supply their classrooms.”
  • “I’m wearing #REDforED because our public schools need to be fully funded.”

Thank you for all that you do and for supporting our nation’s teachers.


Why Teachers Deserve Our Praise and Support
( PDF, 117 KB, 1 pg.)





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Coming in 2019...

National Teacher Day
May 7, 2019

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6-10, 2019

American Education Week
November 11-15, 2019

Coming in 2020...

NEA's Read Across America Day
Monday, March 2, 2020