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We know you’re busy. That’s why the For all it’s Worth monthly series is conveniently designed to keep you informed on your association membership, its benefits and value. Each monthly edition will provide you with easy-to-access information that directly relates to your membership. And throughout the school year you will receive these monthly membership editions, which fall under three key areas: Membership Benefits, Working Conditions and...

The Right Call

Meridian Teacher, Coach, Faced RIF, Called NSEA Teacher, coach and advocate for kids: Clint Jones has always counted those as his most important roles.Today, he also counts himself as an advocate for NSEA.Jones’ nine-year run at the Meridian Public Schools might have ended a year ago, had NSEA not been at his side during a reduction-in-force action that threatened one-fourth of his job and paycheck.After receiving the RIF notice, he briefly...

Visioning Process Under Way

What should the education system in Nebraska look like in the next 10 years? Twenty years? Thirty years?State senators agree that the state needs a vision of public education’s future in Nebraska. They voted 43-0 in April to pass LB1103, which provides for the Legislature’s Education Committee to embark on a strategic planning, or visioning, process, for pre-school to post-secondary (P-16) education in Nebraska.Members of the committee, and a...

Collaboration, Teamwork

 Those Traits an Association Benefit, Says Battle Creek’s Christensen Like any teacher and coach, Teresa Christensen keeps a busy schedule.She teaches American history, civics and psychology at Battle Creek, is head varsity volleyball and junior high track coach, and sponsors prom and junior high student council.She is also a negotiator for the Battle Creek Education Association.With all that activity, a husband and two teenage...

Middle School Educators Will Meet In York

The Nebraska Association for Middle Level Education (NAMLE) will host its Fall Professional Development Institute at the York Middle School on Friday, Oct. 3.The Institute has evolved into a superb staff development opportunity for middle level educators, and this year will feature Dave Burgess, a highly sought professional development advocate known for his creative and outrageously energetic style. His workshops movtivate and inspire and help...

On Education Issues, It’s Hassebrook

Bipartisan Team of NSEA Members Check the Facts, Recommend Hassebrook as Governor Education a Hassebrook Focus; Opposes Corporate Schools When Nebraskans go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will elect the first new governor in the state in 10 years. Only one of the two candidates has the credentials to be called an “education governor.”Based on answers to education-related questions, a bi-partisan team of 15 NSEA members from...

A Fingerprint on Tomorrow

By Nancy Fulton, PresidentNebraska State Education Association“Facts by themselves are nothing…It is through teaching that they become something real, something students can grasp, and use to shape their tomorrows.”—AnonymousAt this point in the school season, I often look back and recall being amazed, as a parent, at how much my own children grew and matured over the summer months.Summer growth spurts! At times during the summer months, my...

Ventura Takes Helm of EMAC Affiliate

Ambitious List of Goals on Minority Organization’s Agenda The NSEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (NSEA-EMAC) encourages ethnic minority participation in all NSEA activities to ensure diverse membership representation.The chair of NSEA-EMAC for 2014-15 is Edward T. Ventura Jr., a K-5 technology teacher and member of the Omaha Education Association. NSEA President Nancy Fulton appointed him to a one-year term as president.“I am excited...

Going Home

By Craig R. Christiansen, Executive DirectorNebraska State Education AssociationI recently attended a reunion at a high school where I once taught.  Former students, teachers, parents, custodians, and cafeteria workers attended.  So did the spouses, siblings, and children of the former students.  Some came with great difficulty and from long distances to be there.  Even the oldest living graduate returned at the age of 104....

Children’s Fund: Meant to be Used

For 20 Years, Children’s Fund has Helped Nebraska Students Succeed “I have three students without winter coats. I have another student who lives with nine people in a one-bedroom home with three broken out windows. I have two other students who wear the same shirt and pants three or four days a week.” That was the start of a lengthy email last winter from a member seeking help for students. The rest of the email illustrated exactly why...

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