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Drive Nets $12K for Wisner-Pilger EA

Pilger Middle School Was Destroyed by June Tornadoes A drive by the Nebraska State Education Association to benefit teachers who lost classroom materials to the twin twisters that hit Pilger on June 16 raised more than $12,000.NSEA President Nancy Fulton presented a check for $12,299 to Wisner-Pilger Education Association President Gregg Moeller in September, during an after-school meeting of WPEA members.Fulton said the cash will help...

Top Priority: Early Childhood Ed

Hassebrook Stand on Education Provides Clear Edge Grand Island teachers Amber O’Hara and Kristin Weaver know firsthand the importance of early childhood education.That pre-school experience – or lack thereof – sets the tone for their kindergarten classrooms at Wasmer Elementary School each year. It is typical that less than half of their students have had any pre-school experience, a statistic reflected in school readiness. Interviewed in...

The Right Call

Meridian Teacher, Coach, Faced RIF, Called NSEA Teacher, coach and advocate for kids: Clint Jones has always counted those as his most important roles.Today, he also counts himself as an advocate for NSEA.Jones’ nine-year run at the Meridian Public Schools might have ended a year ago, had NSEA not been at his side during a reduction-in-force action that threatened one-fourth of his job and paycheck.After receiving the RIF notice, he briefly...

Collaboration, Teamwork

 Those Traits an Association Benefit, Says Battle Creek’s Christensen Like any teacher and coach, Teresa Christensen keeps a busy schedule.She teaches American history, civics and psychology at Battle Creek, is head varsity volleyball and junior high track coach, and sponsors prom and junior high student council.She is also a negotiator for the Battle Creek Education Association.With all that activity, a husband and two teenage...

On Education Issues, It’s Hassebrook

Bipartisan Team of NSEA Members Check the Facts, Recommend Hassebrook as Governor Education a Hassebrook Focus; Opposes Corporate Schools When Nebraskans go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will elect the first new governor in the state in 10 years. Only one of the two candidates has the credentials to be called an “education governor.”Based on answers to education-related questions, a bi-partisan team of 15 NSEA members from...

Ventura Takes Helm of EMAC Affiliate

Ambitious List of Goals on Minority Organization’s Agenda The NSEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (NSEA-EMAC) encourages ethnic minority participation in all NSEA activities to ensure diverse membership representation.The chair of NSEA-EMAC for 2014-15 is Edward T. Ventura Jr., a K-5 technology teacher and member of the Omaha Education Association. NSEA President Nancy Fulton appointed him to a one-year term as president.“I am excited...

Children’s Fund: Meant to be Used

For 20 Years, Children’s Fund has Helped Nebraska Students Succeed “I have three students without winter coats. I have another student who lives with nine people in a one-bedroom home with three broken out windows. I have two other students who wear the same shirt and pants three or four days a week.” That was the start of a lengthy email last winter from a member seeking help for students. The rest of the email illustrated exactly why...

Your Passion for Education ... It Is in You!

 By Dr. Matt BlomstedtNebraska Commissioner of EducationThe energy and excitement of the first day of school for students, teachers, and, yes, the Commissioner of Education is a great reminder of the passion we have for the work of educating every student, every day across Nebraska. What drives you to be in the education profession? Perhaps, it is that memory of anticipation of entering the unknown the first day of kindergarten,...

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...

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