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For-Profit Schools — and Fraud: Are They Destined for Nebraska?

A report by the Center for Popular Democracy estimates as much as $54 million in suspected fraud in New York state charter – better known as for-profit – schools in 2014 alone.The November report comes on the heels of an October finding by the CPD of more than $30 million in charter school fraud in Pennsylvania since 1997. A third CPD report, released in May, found $100 million in charter school fraud in another 15 states.That’s $184 million in...

NSEA’s 2015 Legislative Agenda

STRONG ECONOMY ∙ STRONG SCHOOLS ∙ STRONG FAMILIESBecause the focus in our classrooms should be teaching and learning; because the best investment we can make for the future is a strong combination of teaching and learning; and because teaching and learning serve as foundational blocks for strong schools, a strong economy and strong families, NSEA’s 2015 Legislative goals focus on issues that support teaching and learning.NSEA’s legislative goals...

More Teaching, More Learning

Time to Teach, Time to Collaborate on Agenda As NSEA Prepares for 2015 Legislative SessionAside from expertise and knowledge, the most valuable asset in a teacher’s toolbox may be something that is in limited supply: time to teach.Quantifying the value of “time to teach” takes a simple formula, according to NSEA’s Jay Sears: “The more time a teacher spends teaching, the more the student learns.”That simple, logical approach to quality learning...

Ralston, Shelton Members Awarded NEA Grants

NSEA members at Ralston and Shelton are among 42 sets of educators in 22 states who have just received word that they will receive grants from the NEA Foundation.Daniel Boster, a language arts educator, and co-applicant, Darin Jenson, of Ralston High School have received a $5,000 Learning & Leadership Grant to study and develop mindful writing pedagogy.Regan Miller, a para-educator, and co-applicant, Jenette Meyer, of Shelton Elementary...

Higher Ed Academy Voting Dates Set; File by Jan. 23

Members of the NSEA Higher Ed Acad­emy will choose officers in voting that will be held in conjunction with other NSEA elec­tions. However, because Higher Ed members are now integrated into NSEA’s six districts, depending on workplace, they will receive two e-mails — one alerting them to NSEA elections and one for Higher Ed Academy elections.Higher Ed Academy offices that are open for election include president, three-year term; vice...

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...

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...

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