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 2023 Scholarship
    Scholarship description: The purpose of the Alton Education Association (AEA) scholarship shall be to recognize high school students pursuing post-secondary education opportunities. Recipients should display …
  • Region 6 Viewpoint
    NEA Representative Assembly Delegate and Region 6 Officer Nominations The Region 6 Viewpoint for January 2023 is available. This month’s Viewpoint includes the nomination form …
  • IEA Representative Assembly and Region Council Ethnic Minority (Alternate) Nominations
    The IEA Representative Assembly will be held March 9 – 11, 2023. At this time the IEA is planning an in person RA, that will …