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Knowing Our Letters

By Craig R. ChristiansenExecutive Director, Nebraska State Education AssociationA survey of students this month at a college campus revealed that many did not know who won the American Civil War, but could correctly identify both the current and former wives of actor Brad Pitt.  Should we really be concerned about such sensational reports?  The answer is yes.  When significantly more teenagers are reported to be able to name the...

It Looks Easy

By Nancy Fulton, PresidentNebraska State Education AssociationDuring my 34 years in the teaching profession, I spent countless winter evenings in my third-grade classroom preparing lessons for the next day or next week. Just as many evenings were spent at home grading papers or doing other prep work.Many out-of-classroom hours were spent on progress reports or report cards; providing extra help to students; contacting parents; attending district...

Members Take Leadership Roles in National Spotlight

Nebraskans Volunteer for Roles with NEASeveral NSEA members have been appointed to serve on committees or other boards for the National Education Association.Nebraska’s two members of the NEA Board of Directors, John Heineman of Lincoln, and Deb Gnuse of Grand Island, have been named to committees for that board. Heineman will serve on the Professional Practices and Studies Committee, and Gnuse will serve on the President Release Time Committee....

EMAC Seeks ‘Self-E’ from Ethnic Members

Minority Committee Seeks to Bolster Membership Self–identification – noun – the feeling that you share and understand the problems or experiences of someone else.There is a high number of NSEA members who have not identified their ethnic minority status.NSEA’s Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC) is asking them to update their ethnic status with NSEA, or identify themselves ethnically – or self-e, said EMAC Chair Edward Ventura Jr....

TOY Finalists: Physics, MLK and Business School!

Mom, Dad and ResponsibilityJim Fielder, 9-12 ScienceHastings Senior High SchoolJim Fielder easily cites a dozen teachers who influenced his decision to enter the teaching profession. His parents, too, played a role in that decision.“Mom and Dad wanted us to be able to do what we wanted in life and taught us to be respectful of our teachers and responsible in our work,” said Fielder, a Hastings native. “I’ve made these viewpoints part of my own...

Contract, Salary Schedule Question? Call NSEA

Your NSEA Edge: Association’s 18 Organizational Specialists NSEA’s staff of organizational specialists have a combined 170-plus years of experience in dealing with employment contract, salary schedules and benefit issues.If you have a question about your contract, or a concern about your placement on your school district’s salary schedule, where do you turn for the very best, expert advice? You certainly won’t get an answer from some fly-by...

For All It's Worth: A Membership That Rewards You

NSEA’s new For all it’s Worth is an easy-to-use series designed to keep you informed about your association, its benefits and value.Each month, the series will provide easy-to-access information about your membership. Throughout the school year, you will receive these monthly membership editions, which fall under three key areas: Membership Benefits, Working Conditions and Action & Advocacy.A Membership That Rewards You: Worthy SavingsYour...

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...

Nurses & Others: Get Added Liability Coverage Through NEA

Nurses who teach or supervise in the medical arts might want to consider NEA’s Educators Employment Liability Insurance.For $13, NEA provides nurses, other health educators and athletic trainers added liability for teaching and supervisory responsibilities. The policy for active and active part-time NSEA members covers nurses for:Rendering first-aid and regular nurse services as a part of employment.Administering oral prescription medicine to...

2014-2015 Bargaining Information

Here are the 2014-2015 state aid, budget lid & levy information for each school district in Nebraska. Data from previous years is also available for comparison.2014-2015 Bargaining Pages- All pages249 pagesSchool Districts: A17 pagesSchool Districts: B17 pagesSchool Districts: C22 pagesSchool Districts: D - E19 pagesSchool Districts: F - G18 pagesSchool Districts: H - J19 pagesSchool Districts: K - L19 pagesSchool Districts: M17 pagesSchool...

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