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Comment Sought from Educators on Math Standards

Draft of Revisions Available for Review on NDE WebsiteThe State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the draft of the new state Mathematics standards, and there are several ways members of the public — including and especially educators — may provide input.Interested parties may complete an online survey; provide testimony at the meetings of the State Board at the board’s May 7-8, June 4-5, or Aug. 6-7 meetings; or send an email with...

‘Consider the Alternative’

Documentary on Nebraska’s Charter School Debate Premiers this Month“Consider the Alternative,” a new documentary discussing charter schools, public schools and the achievement gap in Nebraska, will premiere this month.Produced by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NElovesPS), the film explores education reform and provides an understanding of the current landscape for public education in Nebraska. This one-hour feature provides viewers with a...

No Joke! Loan Forgiveness Opens April 1

NSEA members interested in Nebraska’s tuition loan forgiveness plan take note: A new round of applications for tuition dollars opens on Tuesday, April 1.Applications for the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching (EETP) Program will be available on the Nebraska Department of Education website at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, through May 10 at:www.education.ne.gov/EducatorPrep/TopPages/EETPThe 2015-16 award is for classes that begin between July 1, 2015...

What It Means to Belong to EHA

 Health Plan is One of State’s Oldest and Most Stable Insurance Pools By Greg LongEducators Health Alliance Field RepresentativeAs an educator and enrollee in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska health care plan, you are also a member of the Educators Health Alliance.EHA is one of the largest, oldest and most stable insurance pools in Nebraska.EHA membership has more than 72,000 participants and includes all but three of...

Contemplating Retirement? Consider Attending an NPERS Seminar

NPERS Seminars Will Help You PrepareAre you planning to retire this year, or are you thinking about retirement in the next few years?If so, you may want to attend one of the School Retirement Planning Seminars hosted by the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems office.The Spring 2015 seminars are for those age 50 and over, and registration is required at least one week prior to the seminar of your choice.By law, each eligible employee is...

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...

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...

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