Professional Educators

Advancing High-Quality Professional Learning Through Collective Bargaining and State Policy

Student academic success is enhanced when teachers experience powerful professional support. Collaborating with several other organizations, NEA conducted a study and produced a report, Advancing High-Quality Professional Learning Through Collective Bargainning and State Policy, which concludes that:

  • Professional learning for teachers is sustainable, predictable, and more effective when it is embedded in state policy and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Professional development is most valuable when states and local districts commit to it as an important vehicle for enhancing student learning.

The report includes recommendations and examples of collectively bargained language, legislation, regulations, and administrative guidelines to guide association leaders and policymakers.


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