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NSEA Poll: Thumbs Down to Charters

Nebraskans Favor Public School Choice Law, Oppose Tax Dollars for Charters, Vouchers Vast Majority Want Education Tax Dollars Managed PubliclyIn new statewide survey, Nebraskans said they do not need, nor do they want, their tax dollars used to support either charter schools or school vouchers.An overwhelming majority said they want their education tax dollars to be budgeted and spent by elected school boards, not by private individuals or...

Grow, Lead with NSEA

Association Institute Readies Members for LeadershipAfter a long school year, there is nothing better for a teacher’s rejuvenation and recovery than well-designed professional development. And for nearly 30 years, that is exactly what has been delivered at NSEA’s summer Leadership Institute.“Participating in the Leadership Institute re-energized me for the upcoming school year,” said Loup County Education Association’s Amy Sabatka following...

AQuESST Works, Generates Conversations!

Discussion Focused on Statewide, Continuous School Improvement By Dr. Matt Blomstedt,Nebraska Commissioner of EducationThe AQuESTT results are out. You know how your school and district were classified. Now the real work begins.I want to weigh in on the conversations that are taking place statewide in our schools about AQuESTT, discussions about what the classifications really mean and how this new, next-generation accountability system ―...

Educators Rising: Your School Needs a Chapter!

High School Program Encourages Students to Consider Teaching Statewide Conference a Chance to Learn About OrganizationMore than 200 high school students will attend the 2016 state conference of Educators Rising Nebraska, formerly Future Educators, in Lincoln on Thursday, Feb. 25.The conference will be a great opportunity for educators interested in building a chapter at their school to learn more about Educators Rising. State Advisor Nancy...

Latino Police Officers Nominated for NEA Civil Rights Recognition

 EMAC Nomination Sent to NEA for Consideration By Eddie Ventura, Jr., Chair,Ethnic Minority Affairs CommitteeThe NSEA Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee has nominated the Omaha Latino Peace Officers (LPOA) for a top Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association.The LPOA has been nominated for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Award for the organization’s work in emulating Dr. King in leadership and...

Teachers Have Opportunity to Prepare for Sesquicentennial

This June, Peru State College will offer the ninth rendition of Trails and Tales, an award-winning teacher institute and statewide tour.Titled “Anticipating Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial,” the program features a week of on-campus courses (June 13-20) and a statewide tour (June 20-25), both of which give participants the opportunity to concurrently study Nebraska history and literature, particularly as they illustrate Nebraska’s first 150 years.The...

A Trooper’s Tale

Rather Than a Speeding Ticket, Trooper Credits His Teachers Support of Educators, Public Schools Starts with Delegate AssemblyA brief anecdote captures perfectly the purpose of NSEA’s Delegate Assembly.In his keynote address last year, Earl Wiman urged NSEA members to become part of what founding father Samuel Adams called the “irate, tireless minority.” Wiman said it will take such an attitude to prevail over those who would defund and...

Put Feb. 26-27 On Your Calendar!

SEAN Spring Conference Agenda:Bullying, Student Loan Debt, Job Interviews and More!CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!As you advance through college, thoughts of graduation, a first job and a teaching career begin to creep into your thoughts.If you have questions about any of those life milestones, the SEAN Spring Conference should be on your calendar.Sessions will include a panel discussion with working K-12 administrators who will talk about interviews...

LB1044 is a ‘Very Serious Threat’ to the Nebraska CIR

Fulton: ‘Nobody Wins in a Strike’ On the next-to-last day of bill introduction, Crete Sen. Laura Ebke introduced a bill that would summarily eliminate Nebraska’s long-standing Commission of Industrial Relations.The Commission, or CIR as it has come to be known, has for years been an effective and even-handed tool for resolving contract disputes when school boards and local education associations reach an impasse in negotiations.Ebke’s proposal...

Rough Road Ahead

Legislative Bills Put Public Ed in Defensive Mode“Fast and furious” doesn’t just describe a movie franchise. It also denotes how state lawmakers will have to work in order to accomplish anything of substance during this session of the Nebraska Legislature.Nearly 500 new bills and seven constitutional amendments were introduced, including 50 bills that deal with education.Many of the new bills lead down a rough road. There are proposals to cut...

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