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AEA EdJustice engages and mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice in public education. Readers will find timely coverage of social justice issues in education and ways they can advocate for our students, our schools, and our communities.

Trauma-informed Schools

We believe supporting students who suffer from childhood trauma requires whole school involvement and transformation. In keeping with this vision, the Association and its affiliates are actively engaged in finding ways for schools and educators to address the issue of trauma and its implications for learning, behavior, and school safety.

Bullying Prevention

Students and educators around the country are reporting hostile and hateful environments in their schools and communities. When students feel that they are not welcome, their ability to learn and thrive is diminished. Reported hate crimes at K-12 schools and colleges jumped by 25 percent in 2017, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It marked the second consecutive year that reports of such incidents in schools increased by approximately 25 percent, and the third year in a row that reported hate crimes rose more broadly across the United States. Below are resources to help educators prevent and address bullying in their schools.

Gun Safety

Since 2013, we have had nearly 400 school shootings, according to Everytown for Gun Safety. Like most Americans, NEA members overwhelmingly support universal background checks. But they are only a first step — we need a comprehensive approach to addressing gun violence. Our foremost priority as educators is to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We all have a professional responsibility to create schools and campuses that are places of discovery, imagination, and learning, not fear.

Enough is enough. We must demand action now on a comprehensive plan to end gun violence that ensures our schools and campuses are desirable places to be and to learn. Take Action: Tell your Senators to expand background checks for gun purchases.



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