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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...

It is a Small, Small World

by NSEA President, Nancy FultonIt’s a world of laughter, a world of tears. It’s a world of hope and a world of fears.There’s so much that we share,That it’s time we’re aware.It’s a small world after all.My husband and I recently celebrated a milestone wedding anniversary with a weekend at a Nebraska bed and breakfast. The husband of another couple staying overnight happened to be a classmate of mine during our elementary school days at a rural...

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...

OPS Not Paying Some Teachers According to Contract

OEA Seeks Ruling to Ensure Negotiated Agreement is FollowedBecause a number of teachers working for the Omaha Public Schools District (OPS) are not being paid according to the negotiated agreement, the Omaha Education Association (OEA), with NSEA's assistance, has taken the district to court.The Association believes the District has misclassified some certificated teachers as "substitute" teachers and, as such, those teachers are not receiving...

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...

Get Ready for a Night at the Museum!

‘Culture, Conversation’ will Highlight Pre-EventThere won’t be ancient curses or animals and exhibits coming to life as with the movie, but members of NSEA-Retired will be able to enjoy their own “Night at the Museum” in October.The NSEA-Retired Fall Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Aurora’s Leadership Conference Center. A special “culture and conversation” pre-event with a meal and tour will be held on Monday evening, Oct. 17,...

NSEA’s Mobile App is Free, Easy!

If you’re connected to social media, you can easily keep up with your professional association!NSEA maintains several public Facebook pages, and also manages an Instagram account, Twitter account and a Snapchat account – each useful in spreading news about the good work of Nebraska public schools and teachers. Also available, to members only, is a text alert service that lets educators know when immediate action might be needed in order to...

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