News & Information

Inequality for All?

Reich: Investment in Education ‘A Public Good’ In 1999, 29.7 percent of Nebraska households were labeled as ‘low income’ by the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2012, that number had grown to 33.9 percent.In 2000, 10 percent of Nebraska children were living in poverty, according to the Census Bureau. By 2012, that number had nearly doubled, to 17.9 percent.Those numbers illustrate the “hollowing out of the middle class” as more Nebraska – and...

Why Your Association Matters

Late Night host David Letterman doesn’t have a lock on his famous ‘Top Ten’ listing! Members of the Columbus Education Association recently developed a ‘Top 10 Reasons Why CEA Matters.’ The list was shared at the initial meeting of Columbus educators at the beginning of the school year, and CEA President Lori Focher shared the list with NSEA.The list:Top 10 Reasons Why CEA Matters No. 1: CEA is the Professional Organization for EducatorsIt’...

Children’s Fund: Created to Help Kids

Members Can Request Funding to Aid KidsScribbled in a child’s block letters, the selfless note above is the kind that regularly lands in the NSEA mailbox, thanks to the good work of the NSEA Children’s Fund.Kids across Nebraska have received new coats, clothes, underwear, shoes, eyeglasses, and more, when those items are needed.Clearly, such testimonials show that the NSEA Children’s Fund makes a difference.Every NSEA member knows of children in...

Nurses, Trainers Eligible for Additional Liability Coverage

Employment Liability Program is Just $13 Annually For nurses who teach or supervise in the medical arts area, it would not be wise to start the school year without the NEA Educators Employment Liability Program Insurance.For only $13, NEA provides nurses and other health educators and athletic trainers additional liability insurance coverage for teaching and supervisory responsibilities.The policy for active and active part-time NSEA...

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’ App It was only a matter of time!NSEA members — always on the go — can save time and money with NSEA’s new ‘My Deals’ smartphone application.Unveiled recently, 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...

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...

It's Scholarship Time!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska offers college scholarships to NSEA membersClick here to complete the Fall Semester Application. Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.Upon successful submission, you will receive an email verification. If you do not receive an email, contact Sally Bodtke (sally.bodtke@nsea.org) at (800) 742-0047.How would you like to improve your skills and knowledge – and only have to pay part of the cost?NSEA is now taking...

The NSEA Open: Regional Advocacy Conference

Click here to register!After meeting annually at a single, central location, NSEA’s vaunted Advocacy Conference is going regional!For more than 30 years NSEA has used the Advocacy Conference to train local association negotiators in the art of bargaining; to update them on changes in state law or health plan rates; to provide the latest update on state aid projections, and more.For all of those years, the Advocacy Conference has met in a central...

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