News & Information

It's Scholarship Time!

Three times each year, NSEA members are eligible to apply for a scholarship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield that will help make paying for graduate coursework a little easier. Click here to apply. Application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.The funds are for advanced degrees, to seek additional teaching endorsements or to take courses for certification. Stipends may cover up to 50 percent of the cost of a single, three-hour college course...

Cowboy Up! Saturday, Sept. 26

The Panhandle District area locals are rich with traditions and a great one has returned -- the annual “COWBOY UP!” Advocacy Conference.  Saturday, September 26th Gering Civic CenterA tentative agenda and form to register can be found at www.nsea.org/COWBOYUP2015Mark this important date on your calendar.  Plan to join your area local negotiation teams to prepare for effective and informed negotiations for YOUR local’s future! ...

A Dream in Crisis

By NSEA Executive Director Craig R. ChristiansenI started working on the night shift in the meat packing plant while I was a senior in high school.  It was the dirtiest, bloodiest, hardest…and most dangerous work I would ever do in my life.  But the wage I received 50 years ago was more in real dollars than the average wage paid today for the same job I did then.  For working families and their kids today, it has been a tough time...

This is Our Chance

By NSEA President Nancy Fulton“It is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.” So said the U.S. Supreme Court in the game-changing 1954 ruling now known as Brown v. Board of Education.A few short years later came another game-changer: Fifty...

Our Commitment to Education Cannot ‘Waiver’

Teachers Are the Heart of Education System By Dr. Matt Blomstedt,State Commissioner of EducationIt has been a long time since there were serious conversations about reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the assessment and accountability provisions known as No Child Left Behind. Now, a whole generation of students later, we are finally in the midst of perhaps fruitful conversations about ESEA. ...

Nebraska Loves Public Schools!

NSEA Returns The Love With Friend of Education AwardMembers Call for Action on Class SizeThe NSEA has given Nebraska Loves Public Schools its highest honor, the 2015 Friend of Education Award.The nearly 300 teachers and education support professionals attending NSEA’s 154th Delegate Assembly applauded the Nebraska Loves Public Schools organization for telling good stories about public schools.Delegates also voted overwhelmingly to ask state...

‘Consider the Alternative’

Documentary on Nebraska’s Charter School Debate Premiers this Month“Consider the Alternative,” a new documentary discussing charter schools, public schools and the achievement gap in Nebraska, will premiere this month.Produced by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NElovesPS), the film explores education reform and provides an understanding of the current landscape for public education in Nebraska. This one-hour feature provides viewers with a...

What It Means to Belong to EHA

 Health Plan is One of State’s Oldest and Most Stable Insurance Pools By Greg LongEducators Health Alliance Field RepresentativeAs an educator and enrollee in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska health care plan, you are also a member of the Educators Health Alliance.EHA is one of the largest, oldest and most stable insurance pools in Nebraska.EHA membership has more than 72,000 participants and includes all but three of...

A Cash-Saving App from NSEA!

To get great member deals wherever you go, download the NSEA ‘My Deals’ smartphone application from your app store.The registration process requires an e-mail address and a “mobile password” — the number 8589- (include the hyphen) followed by your personal 10-digit NSEA identification number, which can be found above your name on the mailing label of The Voice or on the front of your NSEA membership card.Download the app, and begin to save cash...

Membership Card Goes Electronic

Expect Delivery to your In-Box Soon; Savings Can Begin Immediately! Most of the plastic cards in your purse or wallet help you to spend your hard-earned dollars. The card you received via email in the past few days will help you save!Your NSEA Membership Card opens a new world of money-saving benefits for you and your family. Your card can save you hundreds — even thousands — of dollars at more than 250,000 locations nationwide. You will...

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