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Mission Vision Values Goals

Vision

To be the united voice for excellence in public education in Florida.

Mission

  • Advocate the right to a free, quality public education for all.
  • Empower and support local affiliates.
  • Advance professional growth, development and status of all who serve the students in Florida’s public schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Engage our members and communities to ensure that all students learn and succeed in a diverse world.

Core Values

These core values define the enduring character of FEA. They influence everything we do:

  • Integrity: Demonstrating personal and collective responsibility and accountability for our actions.
  • Respect: Valuing and respecting the diversity among individuals and locals.
  • Empowerment: Empowering education professionals through organization, mobilization, collective action and solidarity.
  • Advocacy: Vigorously advocating for public education and our members.

Strategic Goals

The FEA strategic goals are of equal organizational importance and priority. The numbering of these goals is for ease of reference only and is not intended to reflect any prioritization of these goals.

  1. Set the standard for excellence in public education in Florida.
  2. Be the most influential voice in the public education policy debate.
  3. Engage supporters of public education.
  4. Change the policy-making climate.
  5. Empower and engage FEA locals as advocates for our members and for public education.
  6. Be a responsive, efficient and credible organization.
  7. Provide quality professional and leadership development.
  8. Build a growing membership organization.
  9. Embrace gender, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Q&As for Florida Educators

Common questions about school closures, testing, students with IEPs, evaluations, certifications and more. Updated 3/31.

Digital Learning Resources for Educators and Parents

Resources for engaging students during the school closure

FEA Statewide Town Hall on COVID-19 

Video and transcript of March 25 town hall on the impact of coronavirus on Florida’s public education system.

Q&As and Resources for Parents

Common questions and resources for parents — including links for meals for students in need.

Advocacy Updates for
COVID-19

Ways for members to take action to protect students, educators, healthcare professionals and working people.

Member Benefit Resources and Links

Overview of the additional resources our benefit partners are providing to help members deal with the COVID pandemic. Updated 4/20 with Student Loan Forgiveness information.

AFL-CIO Survival Guide for Unemployment

A PDF guide for working people facing unemployment.

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Best and Brightest Program Settlement

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Nationwide and in Florida, we celebrate our public schools

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FEA calls on governor to keep schools closed, continue distance learning

This letter from FEA President Fedrick Ingram was sent to the office of Florida Gov. Ron…

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The College of the Florida Keys Faculty Vote to Unionize

KEY WEST, Fla.  — Faculty at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) have spoken…

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Once again, you spoke and Tallahassee listened.

All Temporary and Professional certificates that would have expired June 30, 2020 are extended to December 31, 2020 to allow teachers to complete certification courses and tests.

Read a PDF of Commissioner Corcoran’s full Emergency Order granting the extension.