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2018 District Elections - Vote Now!

NSEA members: Voting will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 and will close at midnight on Saturday, March 3.You will need your 10 digit ID number to vote.Click here to cast your ballot.

NSEA Still Seeking Praxis Instructors, Tutors

Goal is More Candidates For Teaching CertificatesNSEA is still in the market for a handful of instructors to teach a review course on reading, writing and math skills that will assist potential teachers in readying for the Praxis Basic Skills test required for entrance to Nebraska colleges of education.Also wanted: A handful of tutors to assist the college students who feel they may need a little extra review and understanding before taking the...

Get #SpottedReading in Nebraska!

One book, two books, three books, four!Read those books, and then read more!The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 20th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read – through events, partnerships, and reading resources. This year, NSEA is sponsoring a Read Across Nebraska program.All Nebraska first, second and third...

Merging Mission and Passion

Trio of Hastings College Friends Fired Up About Recruiting TeachersWhile they were on their way to changing the world, Hastings College student Tahj Willingham admits that he and roommates Steven Dunham and Casey Molifua had plenty of passion, but little direction.Conversation in their off-campus apartment frequently tackled world-sized problems, but mustered little forward motion.“We had passion. We tried to fight every battle that we saw. We...

DA 2018 to Veer from Recent History

Friday Sessions Open to All MembersEach year for 150 years, NSEA has held an annual meeting, known as Delegate Assembly.It has easily been years — decades! — since the Association hosted an Assembly like the one planned in April!Elected delegates – and, for the first time, any member who would like to attend – will find an agenda filled with professional development opportunities!The Friday evening, April 27, session will include at least 10...

We Are All Political

by NSEA President Jenni BensonAs a child, I never dreamed I would be considered “political.”Yet here I am, working for students and educators from an office directly across the street from the Nebraska State Capitol, while that iconic building is in full legislative/political mode. I can see senators and power brokers as they enter and depart from the building’s west entrance. I can watch as rallies and protests are staged on the steps in front...

LB651: Your Voice Made a Difference

By Maddie Fennell, NSEA Executive DirectorI want to share how the active involvement of many teachers across our state completely changed the direction of LB651, the third grade reading bill.Last year Sen. Lou Ann Linehan introduced LB651, which mandated third grade retention for students who could not pass a grade level reading assessment.The Legislature’s Education Committee had not yet acted on the bill when Linehan exercised a rarely...

Suite of Bills Invests in Students

NSEA Joins Alliance Favoring Ed LegislationGrowing income inequality means more students arrive at the schoolhouse door each day with growing needs and challenges.Meanwhile, the state has been lowering its state aid investment in children and public schools.An alliance of education and religious organizations, including NSEA, have partnered to support a suite of bills now before the Nebraska Legislature. The package proposes investments in...

NSEA Grows Innovation, Leadership

LEARN Aids Teachers in Pushing Change in EducationWhen Ogallala teachers reviewed the district’s most recent Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test reading scores, they knew change was needed.“We looked at our scores and knew that they were lower than we would like them to be,” said Ogallala librarian and reading specialist Nancy Armstrong.But how to raise those scores?“Our kids are already in school six to seven hours a day. How do we get...

Open in April: EMAC Seat on NSEA Board

At NSEA’s Delegate Assembly in Lincoln on April 27-28, delegates will for the first time elect an at-large representative of the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee to the NSEA Board of Directors.The EMAC seat on the NSEA Board of Directors has historically been a non-voting position appointed by the Association president. Delegates at the April 2016 Assembly, however, voted overwhelmingly to give the EMAC representative a voting seat on the board...

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