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NSEA Seeking Applicants for Field Staff Opening

The NSEA is seeking applicants for an opening on the Association’s 18-member field staff, known as organizational specialists. Here is the job listing, with contact details and deadlines:— FIELD REPRESENTATIVE —Organizational Specialist, Nebraska State Education Association. The Organizational Specialist serves as an advocate of the Nebraska State Education Association, the National Education Association and as a consultant to local associations...

Time for TOY

Perhaps You Are Nebraska’s Next Teacher of the YearIf you are open to challenges, and are dedicated to teaching, you’ll want to give serious consideration to applying to become Nebraska’s next Teacher of the Year.The recipient is a spokesperson for education, travels the state and nation, and receives numerous gifts and recognitions.Since 1972, the Nebraska Teacher of the Year program has recognized outstanding Nebraska certified teachers...

Get Top Notch NSEA Training this Summer

Leadership Institute Gets Rave ReviewsThere is still time to register for a top-notch summer training from NSEA — but time is running short!NSEA’s annual Leadership Institute has gotten rave reviews over the years. For instance, last year’s evaluation resulted in this response from a participant:“This was a great experience for me. I learned so much and am feeling very motiviated to go back and make a change in our local’s participation.”The...

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...

$15K Raised for Children’s Fund

When the call went out for help, NSEA members responded.Twenty years after it was founded, the need has never been greater. Earlier this year, the NSEA’s Children’s Fund found itself in need of financial help. A campaign called 20/20 Vision for the Children’s Fund was organized, and members delivered nearly $15,000 by the time NSEA’s Delegate Assembly had ended. The goal was $10,000.“I am very proud of how members turned out to help the Children...

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. ...

Members Turn Back Bylaws Proposals

Move to Study VP Position also DefeatedA proposal to change NSEA Bylaws to give ethnic minority members a voting seat on the NSEA Board of Directors received 58 percent of votes, falling short of the two-thirds majority required for adoption. Lincoln Education Association member Rita Bennett spoke in favor, and said “It is incumbent upon us to reflect the diversity that we are so proud of in our classrooms.”Lexington’s Diana Rodas opposed, and...

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...

Next on the NSEA Agenda

Board Structure, Class Size Issues AdoptedMembers at NSEA’s annual Delegate Assembly considered six New Business Items, which direct completion of specified projects in the next year. Five of the six were approved.NBI No. 1: Governance (passed)The NSEA president will appoint an ad hoc committee from active, retired, and student members to review the Governance structure of the NSEA Board of Directors and of the NSEA Governance Districts. For...

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