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We are the National Education Association Rhode Island

A labor union and professional organization

We teach in kindergarten story circles, high school physics labs, and college lecture halls. We answer school phones and keep buildings clean and safe. We direct school plays and coach soccer, counsel adolescents and help students with financial aid. We also run local libraries, operate town governments, and administer state health standards and programs.

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NEARI makes a promise to parents and educators in new ad

NEARI announced the launch of a campaign that centers on the union’s commitment to high quality public education