Show Me the Money
Florida’s fiscal year starts on July 1 and for the first time our state’s budget exceeds $100 billion. Despite the record level of funding, this budget again budget fails veteran teachers, the experienced professionals we’re struggling to keep in classrooms, and it fails to reward the support staff who are essential to educating our students. In the final Season 1 episode of Educating from the Heart , you’ll hear details on the new state budget including what it will mean for student, educators, and schools along with a discussion of how educators can regain control of the profession moving forward.
The Florida Education Association’s Summer Academy brings together — in one place, at one time — a full range of trainings for FEA members and leaders. Sessions for this year’s Summer Academy will be held both in-person and virtually from July 12-16, 2021. More information and session descriptions can be found on the Summer Academy page.
The Advocate’s Advocate
The Spring 2021 issue of The Advocate, is in members’ mailboxes now! This issue of FEA’s magazine features a cover story on Ulysses Floyd and his lifetime’s commitment to public schools and the Florida Education Association.
NEA Position on COVID-19 Vaccines
As a vaccine for Covid-19 begins to become available, the National Education Association, through resolution C-2, believes “that vaccines are essential medical tools in preventing infectious diseases. The Association acknowledges that vaccines must be pervasive to be effective.” Read the NEA’s position on Covid-19 vaccines.
Safe Schools Report
FEA launched the Safe Schools Report, to collect and display important, factual information surrounding the opening of school campuses across the state. Parents and educators can also submit Covid-related information about their school or district’s reopening. In a recent op-ed, AFT President Randi Weingarten lays out what safe reopening of schools can and should look like.
Get involved with the movement to protect public education!
Despite pandemic restrictions, FEA members found numerous ways to speak up for students, public education, and our freedoms and working conditions Read more about this story
From the time he entered the classroom in 1958, Ulysses Floyd has been working to improve conditions for Florida’s students and educators. Read more about this story
So many of the events of the past year have had a profound effect on our lives. I’d like to begin with a review.Last January, we came to Tallahassee and… Read more about Andrew Spar: We continue the fight for Florida to ‘Fund Our Future’
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 nearly 150,000 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: