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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.

State of Education

Read the 2023 State of Education Report  that covers the most pressing issues faced by our education system, as well as educator-driven solutions.

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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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Colorado Educators Applaud Polis’ Promise to Increase Education Funding, Eliminate Budget Stabilization Factor By 2027

Governor Jared Polis declared that "access to a quality education is a fundamental right and critical for our economic prosperity." Polis went on to pledge his commitment to fully funding Colorado’s public education system by buying down the Budget Stabilization Factor during the 2023 Legislative Session and eliminating it completely by the end of his second term.

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