Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
FEA has a collection of resources for members, educators and parents to help understand and cope with the changing conditions affecting Florida’s students, schools and educators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update these as new information is made available. (We encourage everyone to do their best to follow the CDC recommendations on social distancing).
FEA update (April 30 update): To comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, FEA staff will be working remotely through May 18. Please frequently check back for further updates. FEA staff will continue to be available through email, phone and voicemail. During this difficult time, FEA is committed to advocating for the wellbeing of our members and students. We will continue to provide you information on COVID-19’s impact on the state of education, notices from the Florida Department of Education, and the end of the legislative session. Thank you and stay well.
The Importance of the 2020 Census
Please take 10 minutes to fill out your 2020 Census. The importance of the U.S. Census to our students and their public schools cannot be overstated. Using census data, the federal government allocates tens of billions of dollars in education funds to states and localities annually using formulas that factor in population and poverty levels. The census count happens only once every 10 years; when we undercount young children, the consequences can last most of their childhood. For more info see NEA and AFT‘s census resource pages.
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram emailed the following letter to Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran today. Dear Commissioner Corcoran: We appreciate the monumental task that lies… Read more about this story
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Florida Education Association members believe in the bold promise of public education for all. Together we stand up and speak out for student success, opportunity and professional excellence.
United, our 140,000 members make up the the state’s largest labor union of professional employees and are each committed to helping every student unlock their full potential. Here’s how: