Welcome to the web site of the Arlington Education Association (AEA). The AEA is an organization of Arlington Public Schools (APS) employees who support the Association through member dues, and who advocate for employee rights, fair treatment under APS policies and procedures and a competitive employee compensation package, including salaries commensurate with the cost of living in Arlington.

The Association is directed by a member-elected Executive Board, with the President as its chief spokesperson and leading public advocate. The AEA also supports numerous committees which assist the Association in its work.

Please take a few minutes to review our ongoing activities and current newsletter. If you’re an employee of APS, and not yet a member, we encourage you to join us. We value your membership and welcome your comments and questions.


The Arlington Education Association Political Action Committee (AEA-PAC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Reid Goldstein for Arlington County School Board in the upcoming June caucus on June 4, 6, and 8.


Reid ran for School Board in 2015 on a commitment to have an open door policy to the community and APS staff, and during the past four years, he has faithfully honored that commitment. As both an effective leader who does not hesitate to speak his mind, and as a careful and attentive listener to the concerns of those whom he represents, Mr. Goldstein has helped steer our school system in the right direction.

We at AEA look forward to continuing to work with Reid during the next four years in the service of our students, community, and staff.


- Jeff Elkner, AEA-PAC Chair

For more information about Reid Goldstein, please click here: http://www.reidgoldstein.com/

For more information on when and where to vote, please click here: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/vote/2019-school-board-caucus/


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 VEA Delegate Assembly 2018 New Business Items

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Our union is strong and we are motivated to stand up for what is right!

"Membership matters! And you showed the School Board by your presence at the budget hearing, your phone calls, your emails, and your visits with Board members that our union is strong and we are motivated to stand up for what is right--for us and for our students. Your voices matter and we must keep those voices raised as this year's budget process continues."

Leslie Stockton, AEA Vice-President


Watch the budget hearing. Look for 29:49 for Josh Folb, 31:56 for Danielle Anctil, 39:59 for Patty Tuttle, and 1:12:49 for Leslie Stockton.

 Action Report

AEA Safety

In light of the most recent school shooting in Parkland, FL and the national dialogue around how we keep our schools safe, ARLINGTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (AEA) stands with all educators and school employees in wanting to do everything possible to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for our students. To that end AEA believes, as most educators do, that we DO NOT need weapons in our schools to keep them safe. We stand arm in arm united against arming school employees.

News You Can Use

Effective May 10, 2017, the 401(a) Plan at TIAA will be terminated and no longer allow the rolling over of assets into the 401(a) Plan. You have several distribution options available for your retirement balances. Read more here: