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COVID-19: Creating Safe & Just Schools

AEA is here to ensure we rebuild schools with an emphasis on equity, return to the classroom safely, protect the most vulnerable students, and help educators navigate their rights and responsibilities amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

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American Rescue Plan: Bargaining Implications

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), enacted on March 11, will deliver $122 billion in aid to states and school districts to help safely and sustainably reopen school buildings and bridge the learning gaps stemming from the pandemic.
AEA Report

School Rescue Funds Ranking Tool

The American Rescue Plan can fund our schools’ most critical needs. Help us rank what the funding priorities should be in your district and schools to share with lawmakers.
AEA Report

Task Force Report: New Vision for Arizona Schools

Read about the work and recommendations for the AEA task force charged with producing a new vision for Arizona schools post Covid-19.
AEA Statement

AEA Statement on Reopening Schools Safely

July 10, 2020
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AEA Members Form Task Force to Create New Vision of Arizona Schools

May 11, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci
The American Rescue Plan hopefully will provide the resources for masking, better ventilation, resources, and for whatever else is needed to protect students, schools, and to get teachers vaccinated as quickly as we can.
Quote by: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Dr. Anthony Fauci Answers Educator Questions About COVID-19 NEA and AFT host a virtual “fireside chat” with the nation's leading infectious-disease expert.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.