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NEA's Commitment to Continuous School Improvement

Keys to Excellence for Your Schools (KEYS) is the embodiment of NEA's commitment to ensure that every child has access to a Great Public School and a support to the Priority Schools Campaign. KEYS is a comprehensive, research-based, data-driven approach to continuous school improvement; and the product of a 15-year collaborative effort involving educators, school district administrators, parents, and business and community leaders (click here for a video introduction to KEYS).  

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Action Guide

Learn how KEYS can help your school identify strengths, address weaknesses, measure progress, and create a culture of continuous improvement.

Dennis Van Roekel

A Message from the NEA President

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to NEA's Keys to Excellence for Your School (KEYS) continuous school improvement program. This site is dedicated to educators – like yourselves – who are interested in creating high-performing schools. Your Association is eager to be a partner in this quest.


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