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We are the CEA

We are educators from across Colorado, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve.

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We are the CEA

We are educators from across Colorado, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve.

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Why Join?

By joining together, we make our voices heard for our professions, our students, and our public schools.

Legislative Session

We’re working with our elected officials to support pro-public education legislation.

COVID Resources

As the pandemic continues to affect us, check out these resources to address your questions.

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Who We Are

Become a member of the largest labor union in Colorado! We are educators across the state working to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve in every Colorado neighborhood.

Join today as a:

>> K-12 Teacher or Special Service Provider

>> Education Support Professional

>> Charter Educator

>> Higher Education Faculty or Staff Member

>> Retired Education Employee or Pre-Retired Life Member

>> Aspiring Educator (College Student/Pre-Professional)

>> Other Education Employee

The Colorado Education Association is the voice of 39,000 educators, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve in every neighborhood across the state.

As the professionals in schools with students every day, CEA members are the true experts in public education policy.

As Colorado’s largest labor union, CEA works collectively with all education stakeholders to ensure that our students, educators and schools have the resources they need to learn and thrive.

Student-Centered Learning
CEA members believe that the only way to guarantee our students’ success is to put our students at the center: the center of our classrooms and our schools, the center of education reforms, and the center of attention in every conversation about public education.

Professional Excellence
CEA members believe that educators provide the stable, nurturing, inspiring environment that makes it possible to teach each student and provide individual attention to each student’s learning needs. We must raise the bar for what it means to be a quality educator.

Economic Investment
CEA members believe education is the best investment we can make in the Colorado quality of life. Every Coloradan shares the problem of our low economic investment in public schools and the challenge of achieving sustainable funding for a quality, 21st century public education system.

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Latest Updates

Fighting for Union Recognition

All three groups have an incredibly uphill battle to fight to win recognition as unions. The New America School board has already rejected the NAS teachers’ bid to become a union and they are moving into the next phase of their organizing plan. Both the Cherry Creek and Littleton school districts are dragging their feet in hopes that the Bus Assistants and Sign Language Interpreters lose their will to continue.

We Have the People Power

In a world where obstacles are continually put in front of us, we must rise to the challenge of advocating for the public schools our students, their families and our fellow educators deserve. When we advocate together, we know that we will be successful. The power of our union is the power of us.

The Importance of Elections

This year especially, please put the apprehension about politics aside and get involved in upcoming elections. We need your help to make sure our elected officials listen to us and put more resources toward public education.

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News & Alerts

Read our 2021 State of Education in Colorado Report

From inadequate funding to burnout to educator shortages, Colorado’s public education system is facing multiple crises.

Read our full report on the state of education in Colorado and how these crises are affecting our students, educators, and public schools.