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Local Leaders: Register to Attend the 2014 Membership-Leader Appreciation Meetings

NSEA Local Leaders are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming membership-leader appreciation meetings in the next few weeks.Meetings are held in locations across the state, as listed below. To view the meetings by date, view the calendar found here: http://www.nsea.org/calendarClick here to register for the meeting(s): 2014 Membership-Leader Appreciation MeetingsAuburn: El Porto Mexican Restaurant * Wednesday, August 6 - 6:00 p.m.Beatrice...

Kansas City Chiefs Ticket Offer for NSEA Members

Kansas City Chiefs Season and Individual Game Ticket OfferThe Kansas City Chiefs will make their 2014 regular season debut on Sunday, September 7th vs. the Tennessee Titans! The Chiefs and the Nebraska State Education Association are teaming up to offer members a chance to be part of the Sea of Red. The 2014 home schedule is stacked with teams like the Patriots and Seahawks as well as divisional rivals Broncos, Raiders and Chargers. ...

State Board Seeks Your Thoughts On English Language Arts Standards

Educators and the public may comment on the just-released draft of the revised Nebraska English Language Arts Standards on Tuesday, Aug. 5, by attending a public input session at one of seven sites across the state. The State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education are encouraging educators, parents and the public to review and comment on the draft standards, which are available for review at:www.education.ne.gov/...

Plum Creek Literacy Conference

The 19th Plum Creek Literacy Conference for adults will feature well-known authors, literacy experts, an exhibit of art from the Golden Books collection and more.It will all convene on the campus of Concordia University in Seward on Saturday, Sept. 27.The conference follows the Friday Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, also at Concordia.Teachers, administrators, media specialists and book lovers are invited to hear visiting authors and...

Summer Navigator Trainings

Local association negotiators will have the chance to sharpen their skills with the NSEA-owned Navigator software at one of six sites across the state this summer.The Navigator software allows local associations to conduct comparability studies that will show how their total compensation compares to their peer school districts. The information from such studies may be useful during contract negotiations.The trainings are scheduled for these...

Enter to Win the Next California Casualty $2,500 Academic Award

What would $2,500 do for your classroom? California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program, is looking for the next Academic Award winner. Three times a year, California Casualty gives the award to help educators defray the costs of providing for classroom and other instructional materials. The deadline to enter is September 19, 2014, with the next recipient announced in October 2014. Rules and the entry form can be found...

Loan Forgiveness!

 Legislature Adds Dollars to Loan Forgiveness; You Can Apply Now! Spread the word – and don’t miss out: the State of Nebraska’s loan forgiveness plan for teachers is a good deal.The Nebraska Legislature approved LB967, which added $200,000 to the state’s Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program – loan forgiveness – for the 2014-15 fiscal year. With the added cash, there is $1.2 million available.NSEA pushed hard for the extra dollars...

The Vision to Aim High

By Nancy Fulton, PresidentNebraska State Education AssociationSculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo said “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”Our Association’s aim is a great public education for every student – a lofty goal to be sure.  It is a vision – clearly stated in our Mission Statement – of which we should be proud.While that vision...

A Question of Value

By Craig R. Christiansen, Executive DirectorNebraska State Education AssociationWhen I graduated from high school, my friend and I opened an antique store.  We didn’t know very much about business and we naturally made many mistakes.  One of the mistakes I made was trying to convince customers that the objects they were interested in were worth the price.   The more I tried to convince them, the less inclined they were to buy...

2014 District Election Results

NSEA members have elected or re-elected nearly four dozen of their fellow members to represent them at the state level on the NSEA Board of Directors, or at the district level on one of NSEA’s six district governance boards.The online election took place in February and March. Here is the list of those elected: Capitol DistrictNSEA Board of Directors: Rita Bennett, Lincoln.District Treasurer: William West, Lincoln.District Secretary: Robin...

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