Save the date: ESP Empowerment Roundtable

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ESP Empowerment Roundtable

ESP Reduction in Force (RIF) – What you Need to Know
Rob Lyons, IEA Associate General Counsel
Saturday | July 18 | 10–11:30 a.m.

Attention education support professionals:
You are invited to attend the IEA ESP Council’s first roundtable with special guest Rob Lyons who can answer some of your most pressing RIF questions. Please join us as we learn,
discover and advocate for ESP throughout Illinois. Your ESP Council is here to support you
during this trying time and beyond. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit http://www.ieaespcouncil.com.

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Webinar: Safely Returning to In-Person Instruction

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Rights and Considerations for Educators

Join us for an informative webinar about returning to in-person instruction with NEA’s Office of General Counsel and Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy teams.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • Recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts;
  • Educator rights and accommodations; and
  • What educators and NEA affiliates can do to ensure safe, healthy schools and campuses.

Vice President Biden to Address NEA RA

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden ( Former Vice President ) and NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia during Presidential Candidates Forum at the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly in Houston, Texas. JULY 5, 2019

If you could ask him a question about the issues that matter most to you, your students, and your community, what would it be?


NEA 2020 Representative Assembly

For the first time in its more than 160-year history, the National Education Association (NEA) will host a virtual Representative Assembly, a necessary and prudent safeguard for its delegates during a global pandemic.

“NEA’s Board of Directors has decided to convert the 2020 NEA RA into a virtual meeting, which is our safest option,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “We cannot take the risk of educators becoming infected and spreading the virus to students, their families and colleagues, or their communities. We look forward to the 2021 RA, where we can hopefully once again come together to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business.”

Nearly 8,000 educator delegates from every state will come together virtually during NEA’s 99th Representative Assembly (RA) on July 2-3, 2020, with a streamlined agenda, packed with major speakers who will address the many crises public education faces during one of the most trying times in our history.


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You won’t want to miss this tonight!

Tonight at 7pm CT. You won’t want to miss this event tonight.

“We Rise Together”

Join the NEA family at 8 pm EST on July 1st 2020 as we launch the first ever virtual Human and Civil Rights Awards celebration. Tune in on this pivotal evening to honor the outstanding work of this year’s honorees.

#NEAHCRAwards #WeRiseTogether


Summer Justice Series: Kick-Off Tonight


As you have heard, our Center for Social Justice is offering a Summer Justice Series Camp throughout the summer. This is a phenomenal opportunity for professional development and we wanted to make sure everyone had it on their radar. To register for the Summer Justice Series, please visit: https://neaedjustice.org/summerjustice/. The kick-off begins tonight at 5:00pm. Please see additional information below and we hope to “see” you there!

The National Education Association’s Center for Social Justice invites you to join us for a powerful kick-off to the Summer Justice Series on June 29th at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT

Gather around the (virtual) campfire to warm up and welcome one another as we kick-off the Summer Justice Series with:

  1. A special opening by renowned comedian and actress, Kym Whitley.
  2. A discussion on addressing anti-Blackness and achieving educational freedom with author and researcher, Dr. Bettina Love.
  3. And a closing dance party with world-renowned DJ Kemit.