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Will Certificate Renewal Jeopardize Retirement?

Your Organizational Specialist Can AnswerThere is, on occasion, a time when the calendar brings together two events that are a rarity – even for teachers who have taught for decades.For instance, this email question came to an NSEA organizational specialist through the Association’s website:“I am planning to retire when my contract ends June 30, but my teacher's certificate is also up for recertification. Is there any reason why I should not...

NSEA’s Roadmap: A Key to Success

Editor’s Note: At NSEA’s 157th Delegate Assembly in April, NSEA President Jenni Benson and Executive Director Maddie Fennell teamed up to address the 270-plus member-delegates in attendance. This adaptation comes from their address:Jenni: My road with NSEA has been like most roads: turns, curves and a few potholes. Here I am, 25 years in, serving as NSEA President and still on that roadway.  Along the way, when I needed doors opened, NSEA...

Mentoring Project A Success Once Again

Omaha is First-Time Site; Panel is HighlightStudent Educational Association of Nebraska (SEAN) members joined retiree educators for another edition of the NSEA-Retired Intergenerational Mentoring program and the mentor-mentee relationships the program fosters.Participants spent a day at the University of Nebraska-Omaha exchanging perspectives on various classroom scenarios and getting to know each other. It was the first time the project was...

Breakfast for All

NEA Foundation Partnership Assists Grand Island Breakfast ProgramWith nearly 40 years of teaching experience on her resume, Jill Klingman has a clear understanding of what works for kids.So when she was asked about how the Breakfast in the Classroom program works for students at Grand Island’s Walnut Middle School, Klingman did not hesitate.Standing in her science classroom as a dozen students started their day with cereal, juice, fruit and...

Engage, Learn, Grow at NSEA Institute

Leadership Program Gets Rave ReviewsIf you seek professional development with a leadership angle, NSEA’s Leadership Institute is the best option in Nebraska!The three-day Leadership Institute offers expertise and information to early career educators new to Association leadership positions, or who are considering seeking leadership. The cost of rooms and meals are covered by NSEA. Attendees will:Gain leadership skills;Develop new strategies;...

‘We Are Seeds’

Words for Our Struggling YouthMarch 5, 2018, has come and gone.That was the date the president announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be officially rescinded. As of now, DACA hangs in the balance of the courts and is only protected by a temporary solution to a larger issue for more than 800,000 residents of this country, including 3,000 in Nebraska.As one of those “childhood arrivals”, I have had the...

NSEA Favored Legislation to Remove Reduced Lunch Co-Pay

NSEA policy has long-supported feeding hungry children, and the issue was addressed again this year before the Education Committee of the Nebraska Legislature.In January, NSEA President Jenni Benson testified in favor of LB771, which would create the Child Hunger and Workforce Readiness Act. LB771 is needed, said Benson, because more Nebraskans suffer from food insecurity today than ever before. LB771’s provisions would remove the co-pay those...

Kansas City Chiefs Ticket Offer

Kansas City Chiefs Ticket Offer for Nebraska State Education AssociationThe Chiefs and the Nebraska State Education Association are teaming up again to offer a chance to be part of the LOUDEST STADIUM IN THE NFL!To ORDER TICKETS ONLINE – CLICK HERE. Your 2018 promo code is: NETEACH 2018 Regular Season Home Games @ Arrowhead StadiumThurs., Aug. 9 vs. Houston Texans @ 7:30pm – PreseasonThurs., Aug. 30 vs. Green Bay Packers @ 7:30pm -...

9-Day Strike Ends in Win

NEA President Lauds West Virginia; Oklahoma May be NextEvery school in West Virginia closed on the last Thursday of February for what eventually became a 9-day work walkout by nearly 22,000 public school teachers and education support professionals.The walkout seemed to be near an end in early March when the West Virginia House of Delegates approved a five percent salary increase. The state’s senate initially balked and offered four percent....

2018-19 Enhancing Excellence in Teaching (EETP) Application

Educators seeking advanced endorsements and skills through college coursework may now apply for tuition reimbursement via the state’s 2018-19 Enhancing Excellence in Teaching  Program (EETP).The application process opened on the Nebraska Department of Education website on Monday, April 2, at 9 a.m.The reimbursement in this round is for classes from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Individuals must apply each year.EETP provides a limited...

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