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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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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.

CEA Voter Guide

Explore the recommended candidates and ballot initiatives for November 2022.

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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.

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>> 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

CEA Media Release: Colorado Voters Elect Majority Pro-Public Education Candidates in Historic Mid-Term Election

In addition to an incredibly strong showing by pro-public school education candidates on the federal and state level, we are equally excited by the array of wins at virtually every level of Colorado's local government. Pending the results of outstanding races, Colorado voters may have elected the most public school educators to ever be seated in our state's government.

CEA Media Release: Colorado’s Education Professionals Are Encouraged by Governor Polis’ Proposed State Budget

“A fully-funded education system would mean attracting and retaining more educators, smaller class sizes, safer schools equipped with ample mental health professionals – all of which lead to better student outcomes for all students. This is the Colorado that our students deserve, that our education professionals deserve, and the future we all must demand, ” said Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the Colorado Education Association.

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Your vote is your voice

Explore the recommended candidates and ballot initiatives for November 2022. CEA is recommending a slate of promising candidates who have pledged their support for pro-public education measures. It’s time that our representatives prioritize the needs and resources of our students and educators above special interests.

We believe these leaders have what it takes dedication and resolve to make it happen.