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Job Posting for NSEA Executive Director/Treasurer

NSEA is seeking candidates for the top management position in the Association with primary duties in organizational management, supervision, and assignment of personnel and liaising with numerous educational entities within the state; exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.Overall Function:The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director are to provide general administrative direction and leadership in...

Advocacy Conferences Set

Local Association negotiations teams should save the dates for NSEA’s Advocacy Conference.A statewide conference will be held at North Star High School in Lincoln on Friday night, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. Click here to Register for the Statewide Advocacy Conference.Among tentative topics will be interest-based bargaining, research and preparation, settlement reporting and much more. For details, contact your NSEA field staff representative...

Crete Local Draws 'Line in Sand'

Local Challenges Others to Raise Cash for Children’s FundThe 100 or so members of the Crete Education Association have thrown down the gauntlet. They’ve drawn a line in the sand.The challenge to every NSEA local Association is this: Raise cash for the NSEA Children’s Fund. With the fund in need of assistance, and with a campaign on behalf of the fund underway and aiming for a $150,000 goal, the timing is serendipitous.CEA President Jill Shaw...

Educators Rising Seeks Growth

Nebraska Leaders Hope to Add Members, ChaptersIf you have students interested in pursuing a teaching career, you might consider forming a chapter of Educators Rising (formerly Future Educators) in your school building or school district.The Nebraska chapter of Educators Rising has selected “Dive into Education” as the theme for 2016-17, and state chapter officers are ready and willing to visit chapters across the state, or to help jumpstart...

Retirement Ahead for NSEA’s Christiansen

NSEA Executive Director Craig R. Christiansen informed the NSEA Board of Directors in August that he will retire on the last day of February 2017.His departure marks the end of 25 years of service to the statewide organization and 40 years of teaching and Association work combined.“I am at a stage of my life at which I want to follow both dreams and challenges that still remain,” Christiansen said. “I will return to my first love of college...

Horace Mann Offers Student Loan Seminars to NSEA Members

Educators have a student loan debt problem that is affecting finances, happiness, and in some cases, their careers.Student loan debt hardship is also causing new college grads to delay life milestones like getting married, buying a house or saving for retirement, says Bankrate.com.Seventy-one percent of teachers agree that student loan debt is a motivation for young teachers deciding between staying in the profession or switching to a career...

Student Loan Delinquent?

By Kaitlin PitskerQ: My son has fallen behind on his student loan payments. How can he get back on track?Have him contact the loan servicer immediately. Even one missed payment is considered a delinquency, and federal loans that have been delinquent for at least 90 days are reported to the three major credit agencies. If your son acts soon enough, he can select a new repayment plan that better fits his budget, or he may qualify to delay loan...

Free Ag Sack Lunch Program Returns

Program Brings Ag Awareness to Fourth GradeThe seventh Ag Sack Lunch Program will again provide a free lunch to fourth graders in 2016-17, along with a presentation about the importance of agriculture.Each year, hundreds of fourth-grade students come to Lincoln to tour the State Capitol as part of their curriculum. The Ag Sack Lunch Program uses these tours as an opportunity to present about the importance of agriculture to the economy, as well...

Oct. 1 Deadline for NEA Medical, Related Arts Liability Plan

For a little more than $1 a month, nurses who teach or supervise in the medical arts area can obtain additional liability insurance through the NEA Educators Employment Liability Program Insurance.For the annual fee of $13 – a fee that has not changed since 2005 – the NEA plan offers nurses and other health educators and athletic trainers additional coverage for teaching and supervisory responsibilities.The policy is available to both active and...

BCBS Rates Locked in Place for '16-'17

Reported Industry 'Premium Surge' Won't Affect EHA Plan ParticipantsA mid-June newspaper report indicating a surge in health insurance premium prices in Nebraska may have caught the eye of many educators.Not to worry, however, as those who utilize the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska plan through the Educators Health Alliance (EHA) already have a 4.9 percent rate increase locked in for the 2016-17 contract year that began Sept. 1."Our...

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