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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MAKE CHANGE
Let's GET REAL
When our public schools have what they need, our student succeed.
Let's MAKE CHANGE
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.
- Charter Schools
- Collective Bargaining
- College Affordability
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Education Funding
- Educator Shortage
- English Language Learning
- Federal Legislation
- Gender Equity
- Gun Violence
- LGBTQ Rights
- Mental Health
- Pay & Benefits
- Politics & Campaigns
- Racial & Social Justice
- Racism & Cultural Bias
- School Climate
- School Vouchers
- Title I
- Workplace Conditions
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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.