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Social Justice Activist Award

Social Justice Begins Here

Every day educators take extraordinary action to show leadership on social justice issues in and out of the classroom.

Members of the National Education Association have a long and proud history of social justice activism. Education advocacy and social justice advocacy go hand in hand, as an increasingly diverse kaleidoscope of students and educators must feel welcome in our public schools.

The 2019 social justice activist award will be presented to the exceptional effort that demonstrates the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, parents, and the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students, fellow educators and the communities they serve.

Click here to nominate an educator today! Nominations will be open until April 30.

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OPPORTUNITY: If we’re serious about every child’s future, let’s get serious about doing what works. Let's ensure all students have more one-on-one attention, inviting classrooms, and a well-rounded curriculum. Watch the video. Take the pledge.