NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. We bring the expertise, drive, and dedication of 3 million educators and allies to advancing justice and excellence in public education.

Our 3 million members bring their experiences working at every level of education to shape our organization and impact. Here’s who we are and how we do it.


IEA is an association of more than 135,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers. The IEA was founded in 1853 to serve the interest of public education in Illinois. The IEA became an affiliate of the National Education Association in 1857, an organization currently totaling 3.2 million teachers and school employees working to make our good public schools even better for all students.


  • AEA Spring Election 2024 and Promotion
    Election Day Promotion Each voter will receive a “I Voted” sticker follow the election to serve as a Jeans Pass for one day this year. …
  • NEA Representative Assembly Delegate Election
    NEA Representative Assembly Delegate Election will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The ballot will be sent to the email address on file with the …
  • Special Education Listening Session
    The Alton Education Association will host a listening session for Special Education educators. We look forward to hearing from you and getting your feedback.