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Press Releases

News and Announcements
Our press releases include NCAE calls to action, position statements, event announcements, and more.
Press Releases

NCAE Statement on Johnston County School Board Action

10/04/2021
“Our students deserve honesty in education, rooted in facts and truth. Loving America and what it stands for means learning about our history, both good and bad. If we censor our history and ignore today’s challenges, we will never live up to our ideals of liberty and justice for all."
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NCAE Statement on Shooting in Winston-Salem

09/01/2021
"We stand together during these difficult moments, sending love and healing thoughts to the victim's family, our fellow educators and school employees who without a doubt did everything possible to protect their students, and the entire community that has been wounded today."
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NCAE Statement on House Budget

08/10/2021
"We are disappointed that both chambers continue to ignore the will of the public to invest the billions of dollars that are currently unspent in the state’s coffers, which could be put to work immediately addressing the needs of our schools. Our students need, and deserve, better.”
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NCAE Statement on Mask Mandate Expiration

07/21/2021
"In the face of dramatically rising COVID infections among unvaccinated North Carolinians in the past several weeks due to the Delta variant, and schools preparing to open for the new school year, this seems a very poorly timed decision," said Tamika Walker Kelly, President of NCAE.
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NCAE Statement on House Bill 324

07/14/2021
“As professionals, educators believe that all students deserve honesty in education, rooted in facts and truth, even if some of those facts are difficult and even if some of the truths about the history of North Carolina and the United States make some feel uncomfortable,” said NCAE President Tamika Walker Kelly.
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NCAE Statement on updated CDC K-12 guidance

07/09/2021
"We are pleased that the CDC has reiterated the necessity of keeping unvaccinated students masked for their own protection," said Tamika Walker Kelly, president of NCAE.
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NCAE Announces Next Executive Director

06/03/2021
The NCAE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Aber-Towns as the Association’s next Executive Director.