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Have an ‘Amazing, Life-Changing’ Year!

The Nebraska Teacher of the Year Program is Now Taking ApplicationsAs Angela Mosier prepared to transfer her title as Nebraska Teacher of the Year to Kristi Bundy last November, Mosier summed up her reign in one quick sentence.“This has been one of the most amazing, life-changing things that has ever happened to me,” said Mosier.If you’re open to new challenges, accepting of a change of pace, and willing to be a spokesperson for the education...

Spread the Word!

Expansion of Loan Forgiveness Plan on TapMandy Peterson is spreading the word: the State of Nebraska’s loan forgiveness plan for teachers is a good deal.A fifth grade teacher at Schuyler, Peterson is in the midst of coursework that will culminate in 2016 with a master’s degree in elementary education, with an endorsement in school library, K-12. She has utilized the loan forgiveness program that loans money to educators for graduate coursework,...

Questions About Your Retirement?

NSEA Organizational Specialists Can Help You Get Started Are you considering retiring this year? Next year?Regardless of your target date, you’ll have questions about the process, from district policies to the handling of your state-managed retirement plan. NSEA members often ask those questions of their organizational specialist. “My circumstances at school this year have changed so I am seriously thinking of retiring in May.  I...

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...

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