The National Education Association (NEA), standing strong with more than three million union members, is committed to transforming the nation’s persistently low-performing, priority schools into great public schools for all students.
Through our six-year Priority Schools Campaign we will partner with our state and local affiliates to assist priority schools identified by the U.S. Department of Education.
NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign rests on an evidence-based set of measures that increase student achievement―performance and attainment (e.g., high school graduation):
- A strong partnership between the school and students’ families;
- An investment in increasing the skills and effectiveness of the school staff; and
- Community-provided social and health services for students and their families.
In addition our experience tells us that another important measure is:
- District/union collaboration
By working with our state and local affiliates to create these partnerships, secure additional investment in educators’ professional development, and engage community agencies and organizations, we are confident that the NEA will help raise student achievement in priority schools.