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2015 NEA Today for Tomorrow's Teachers

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The Student Debt Crisis
As the cost of college attendance continues to rise, leaving holes in the wallets of educators long after they receive their diplomas and enter the classroom, NEA’s Degrees Not Debt campaign is committed to reversing the trend.

Lily's Blackboard

Promising future teachers need degrees not debt. NEA is leading the way.

Message from the new Student Program Chair

Future educators are poised to take their places in the classroom and eager to fan the flame of advocacy.


Get Practical

How to ask the right questions, organize your first classroom, communicate with parents, and build your winning team.

Project 12M

Member Joshua Watson is a man with a national plan for easing student loan repayment. He’s starting with his own campus.

Up Close and Personal

NEA student chair takes student debt personally. Chelsea Jo Herrig stayed the course and is now on the frontline for her fellow Student Program members.

Yes, You Can

From hovering parents to aggressive administrators, you can survive life at school and live to tell about it with humor. Our survival guide for the classroom can help.

Q & A

At 86, Lillian Orlich is a veteran educator and school counselor who’s still on the job. Find out what advice she has for tomorrow’s teachers.

Essay: A Classroom of His Own

Thomas Leaders shares his journey from NEA Student Program chair to fifth grade teacher.

What’s On Your Mind?

We asked visitors to our Facebook page to describe the professional development they wished for as new teachers.

Diverse Books

Students are hungry for books that reflect who they are and the languages they speak. Learn how to boost your school and classroom book collections with diverse books.

Outreach and Giving Back

NEA Student Program and retired members team up to transform Denver schools.

Activism Goes Digital

It’s your turn! Three easy steps to engage now on behalf of students and public schools.

Student Debt: 6 Charts that Explain it All

Benefits of Membership




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