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Letters of Intent & You

Certificated Employees Cannot be Required to Declare Employment Intentions Until March 15 Letters of intent distributed by school districts at this time of year are a serious matter and PK-12 educators need to be aware of their rights, says NSEA Director of Advocacy Trish Guinan.On or after March 15 each year, Nebraska school districts are allowed to require certificated employees – teachers, counselors, speech pathologists, psychologists and...

Retirees, SEAN: Consider InterGen12

Program Matches College Student with Retiree for Mentoring Every SEAN member – and every NSEA-Retired member, as well – should consider participating in the NSEA-Retired affiliate’s InterGenerational Mentoring Project.The 12-year-old project pairs NSEA-Retired members with members of the Student Education Association of Nebraska – college students – during the student’s junior year in teacher education. The NSEA-Retired member acts as a mentor...

The False Promise of Charter Schools

By Craig R. Christiansen, Executive DirectorNebraska State Education AssociationThe concept of “Charter Schools” is a hot political issue in most states. Nebraska is among the eight states that do not allow them. What are these schools and why should Nebraskans care whether charter schools operate in our state? Although the great variation in charter schools in the other 42 states make them difficult to define, the simplest description is...

DA Forecast: A Storm of Action!

Storm Chaser Reed Timmer, NEA Leader on AgendaPrepare for a storm of activity ahead! The 2015 edition of NSEA’s Delegate Assembly promises to offer a full schedule of activities – and an unusual treat!Among the keynote speakers will be Reed Timmer, former star of the Discovery Channel’s program Storm Chasers. Timmer is on the schedule Saturday morning, following a Friday evening address by an as-yet-undisclosed member of the NEA Executive...

For All It's Worth: NSEA: Legislative & Political Action

Together, Association Members Advocates for You, for Your Profession NSEA’s For all it’s Worth series continues with the delivery of quick and easy details about Association membership, its benefits and value.Every month during the 2014-15 Association year, the For all it’s Worth series provides easy-to-access information about your NSEA membership. Throughout the school year, you will receive monthly membership editions via email,...

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...

Nebraska Handwriting Contest Open for Entries

Beautiful handwriting is not a lost art – one only needs to see entries in the Nebraska Handwriting Contest to verify that fact.It is time now for entries into the contest, administered by the University of Nebraska at Kearney, endorsed by the NSEA and the Nebraska Department of Education, with prizes sponsored by The Sequel Bookstore in Kearney.This is the 25th contest to promote legible handwriting as an effective means of communication. Any...

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