NEA Membership: Working for Us
NEA Membership = Service, Professionalism, Advocacy
NEA Representative Assembly
Allows thousands of teachers from across the country to come together to network and share the challenges they are facing. Many are facing the same things that educators in Tennessee are!
NEA Member Benefits
Member Benefits provide members with discounts and savings that can save them enough money each year to cover the cost of their dues. This is just one great benefit of being member.
NEA Read Across America
This program encourages reading across the nation and builds community support for public schools. It encourages the involvement of parents, elected officials and community leaders through a working partnership to promote reading.
NEA's Research staff members provide current data to insure that members stay competitive as they bargain local contracts. They also provide information that shows how education professionals in Tennessee compare to others in their profession nationally.
NEA Dues Tab
Members receive a supplemental life insurance policy at cost as a benefit. No one wants to think about collecting on a life insurance policy, but this benefit can provide some financial security if something does occur.
UniServ Coordinators provide training for officers and association representatives and supply information that is needed to keep members informed.
NEA Student Program
NEA and TEA offer assistance with the PRAXIS exams as well as professional development sessions that focus on methodology, assessment, and classroom management skills.
NEA Instruction and Professional Development
Quality staff development is essential for professional growth. NEA offers Instructional and Professional Development sessions for members. This provides members with information that is current, relevant and proven to be effective.
The NEA Foundation has sent several million dollars to students, teachers and schools in need throughout the years. For example, NEA sent an enormous amount of school supplies to some of the hardest hit areas after Katrina. NEA was working hard for educators and students in a time when other education organizations were conspicuously absent.
NEA Government Relations
NEA staff members monitor issues and work to impact change in legislation. NEA lobbyists, working on a bipartisan basis, meet with all members of Congress to develop legislation that will establish laws that meet the needs of students and provide the most comprehensive services possible.