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We're here to MAKE SURE THAT EVERY STUDENT & EDUCATOR SUCCEEDS

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, and friends who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.
President Tamika Walker Kelly
Together we are creating a future fueled by our members, worthy of our students, and essential to the entire state of North Carolina."
Quote by: Tamika Walker Kelly, President of NCAE

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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BE A VOICE FOR EACH AND EVERY STUDENT

Students have a right to a safe, welcoming, and affirming learning environment in a school that respects and values them and is free of bias. Learn about issues affecting our students and how you can help students succeed.
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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 NCAE community are here to help you understand your rights and improve your working conditions.
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ADVANCE JUSTICE WITH US.

Institutional racism prevents students from getting the opportunities they deserve. See how you can bring racial and social justice into our schools and transform our communities.

North Carolina Assocation of Educators

We are THE voice for educators in North Carolina. See what membership can mean for you!

Our journey began more than a century 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 MAKE CHANGE

Let's GET REAL

When our public schools have what they need, our student succeed.

Let's MAKE CHANGE

The politicians in Raleigh have done almost nothing to reverse the long-term cuts to our public schools that are making it harder and harder to give our students the quality education they deserve. Instead of reinvesting in public education, lawmakers would rather give huge tax breaks to millionaires and big corporations. We can, and must, do better.
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No matter their zip code, our students deserve a great education.

Let's MAKE CHANGE

No matter our color, background or zip code, we want our kids to have an education that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right.
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We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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ESP: It's More Than a Job, It's a Career!

Find out what becoming an ESP member can mean for you!
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An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.