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MAE members were on hand at the Capitol for the largest teacher pay raise in Mississippi history.

Why MAE? We believe in the power of Public Education to lift up lives

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, 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.
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Applying curriculum that is equitable, affirming, and challenging helps us to develop scholars who are ready to compete in a global society.
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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 NEA 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.

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We’ve been Mississippi’s education advocate since 1878. Here's how you can get involved

We've done so much to help students and members—but, there’s still more to do. We need to continue advocating for every public school employee so that they can help create strong public schools for every child.

Let's Get Real

Let's Bring Real Change

Let's Get Real

Black and brown students are three times more likely to be expelled than white students.

Let's Bring Real Change

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Through NEA's Teacher Leadership Institute, I [started] a mentoring program for African American boys. I’ve traveled to Washington, D.C. and sat on several different platforms to talk about my program and the need for more African American teachers in K-12 education.
— Erica Avent, Intervention Coordinator in Oxford, Mississippi
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We're here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (lessons, fact sheets, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We're here to support you in any way you need.
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Your Community Is Waiting

What are you waiting for? No other professional organization does more for Mississippi educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and the next generation of educators.
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Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, 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.