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We're here to make sure every Louisiana student & educator succeeds.

At the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) we believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.
Kimberly Eckert
It is our job, and the community’s job, and it’s the school’s job, and it’s the country’s job to make sure that kids—all kids—have their best shot.
Quote by: Kimberly Eckert, High School English Teacher, Louisiana Association of Educators

Our best hope for student success is you

Your passion and commitment are crucial to helping all students—of all colors and backgrounds—learn, grow, and fulfill their potential. Here’s how you can get started.
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ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AND BECOME A LEADER IN YOUR PROFESSION.

Being an education professional requires passion, dedication, confidence, and resilience. Our community helps educators at all stages in their career become leaders in their profession, in their union, and in their communities. Explore how you can achieve professional excellence and mentor others through leadership development.
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ADVOCATE FOR YOUR RIGHTS & WORKING CONDITIONS.

Those who serve our students and communities need the support, resources, and working conditions to excel in their work. The power and influence of the NEA community are here to help you understand your rights and improve your working conditions.

Membership Has Its Rewards

Carefully negotiated benefits are part of your membership.

Our journey began more than 40 years ago. YOURS STARTS NOW.

We’ve spent decades working for students and educators—but, there’s still more to do. Like our progress during the civil rights and women’s rights movements, we need to dig in and speak up for the students and educators who are still facing inequality every day.

Let's GET REAL

Let's BRING REAL CHANGE

Let's GET REAL

The federal share of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has fallen to less than 14 percent, the lowest level since 2001 and far less than what was promised.

Let's BRING REAL CHANGE

Judy Heumann
“We are not going to be a country that is truly democratic if all children are not able to receive the education that they need, whether they are white, Black, Brown, Indigenous, disabled or not....If you don’t demand what you believe in for yourself, you’re not going to get it.”
— Judy Heumann, disability rights activist and 2021 NEA Friend of Education
Learn more about Judy's activism (via NEA.org)

43% of education support professionals are required to have a special certificate and licenses are mandatory for 29%. College credits are compulsory for 32%.

Let's BRING REAL CHANGE

Kimberly Scott Hayden
“We’ve been using the NEA ESP Professional Growth Continuum to highlight standards and areas where members have said they needed more support. With professional development that spark has been lit from within, and my members are empowered. They’re diving deeper, learning more, working independently and asking how to get more training.”
— Kimberly Scott-Hayden, inventory clerk, president of the East Orange Maintenance Association, and 2021 Education Support Professional of the Year
Elevate your career with the ESP Professional Growth Continuum (via NEA.org)

Only 3% of higher-ed faculty are Black men and only 2% of K-12 teachers are Black men.

Let's BRING REAL CHANGE

Julius Thomas
“With so many racial and social injustices affecting our Black, Brown and Indigenous students, I know that my presence—and the recruitment and retention of other Black male educators—is more important than ever before. That is why I never miss an opportunity to talk to my students about whether education may be their calling.”
— Julius B. Thomas , college counselor and 2021 NEA Higher Educator of the Year
Learn more about NEA's Educator Diversity Collective (via NEA.org)

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Louisiana Association of Educators

LAE’s mission is to organize and empower educators to promote quality public schools, strengthen the profession, and improve the well-being of public school children across Louisiana.