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We Stand in the Way

By Craig R. Christiansen, Executive DirectorNebraska State Education AssociationIn 2011, public employees and unions across the country were under attack. For weeks, thousands of public employees had filled Wisconsin’s state capitol building and grounds, decrying the Wisconsin governor’s effort to eliminate collective bargaining in that state.Nebraska is not immune to anti-union sentiment. We saw a serious assault on collective bargaining that...

Chemical Cleanout Plan is Under Way

Schools Asked to Manage Chemicals The Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (NESC3) continues to bring improved chemical management to Nebraska Schools. The NESC3 was organized and implemented in 2007 and supported by Legislative Resolution, which encourages Nebraska schools to adopt and perform responsible chemical management for the protection of students and school staff.To date, 79 percent of Nebraska high schools have participated...

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...

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...

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...

Take Your NSEA Savings Everywhere!

Display Your Coupons, Look for Deals & Discounts With NSEA’s ‘My Deals’ AppNSEA members — always on the go — can save time and money with the ‘My Deals’ smartphone application.The My Deals application allows members to use their smartphones to display and present for use the coupons offered by participating merchants. My Deals also allows members to search for coupons and savings opportunities on their smartphones.To download the app and...

Professional Papers: Keep Them Handy

Filing Now Can Resolve Disputes Later Every educator -- and every educational support professional, as well -- should keep and have easy access to a 'professional papers' file that includes all records and documents relating to your employment status. Of importance, according to NSEA Director of Advocacy Trish Guinan, are copies of all papers, letters, documents or responses to queries that are submitted to administrators. Copies of...

NSEA Text Alerts!

It's just become easier to be "in the know and the first to know." NSEA text message alerts! NSEA has created three text messaging groups, and members can sign up for one, two or all three options. The all member group will receive short text messages on general information relating to NSEA activities. The Legislative group will receive texts pertaining to state and federal lawmaking. The SEAN group will focus on events and issues for that NSEA...

For All It's Worth: Class Size & Student Achievement

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.In the Classroom: Student AchievementAs back to...

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