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Ag Sack Lunch Kicks Off Year Five

Nebraska fourth-graders once again can enjoy a free sack lunch and a fact-filled presentation about Nebraska agriculture at the State Capitol, thanks to the Ag Sack Lunch Program.More than 20,000 fourth-graders visit the State Capitol in Lincoln each year as part of state-mandated curriculum. The program uses the visits to reach students.     The program shares its agriculture-centered message and a free lunch with the...

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...

30 Nebraska Counties Eligible for Disaster Relief Program

June was a destructive month in Nebraska. Two tornadoes, including a powerful EF4 twister, struck Pilger on June 16, and multiple tornadoes, hailstorms, windstorms and other damaging weather was reported.By early July, no less than 30 Nebraska counties had become eligible for the National Education Association’s Member Benefits (NEAMB) Disaster Relief Program (DRP).NEAMB activated the relief program in mid-June with a dozen counties, and then...

Kansas City Chiefs Ticket Offer for NSEA Members

Kansas City Chiefs Season and Individual Game Ticket OfferThe Kansas City Chiefs will make their 2014 regular season debut on Sunday, September 7th vs. the Tennessee Titans! The Chiefs and the Nebraska State Education Association are teaming up to offer members a chance to be part of the Sea of Red. The 2014 home schedule is stacked with teams like the Patriots and Seahawks as well as divisional rivals Broncos, Raiders and Chargers. ...

Plum Creek Literacy Conference

The 19th Plum Creek Literacy Conference for adults will feature well-known authors, literacy experts, an exhibit of art from the Golden Books collection and more.It will all convene on the campus of Concordia University in Seward on Saturday, Sept. 27.The conference follows the Friday Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, also at Concordia.Teachers, administrators, media specialists and book lovers are invited to hear visiting authors and...

Enter to Win the Next California Casualty $2,500 Academic Award

What would $2,500 do for your classroom? California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program, is looking for the next Academic Award winner. Three times a year, California Casualty gives the award to help educators defray the costs of providing for classroom and other instructional materials. The deadline to enter is September 19, 2014, with the next recipient announced in October 2014. Rules and the entry form can be found...

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...

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...

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...

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