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NEA Member Benefits: Savings and Discounts!

Spread holiday cheer and savings by using NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members with these offers from select retailers and merchants.These are the featured ‘Buy-lights’ this month. Best Buy: Get great deals on home appliances and electronics, plus free in store pick-up, free home delivery, and free shipping on orders of $35 and up.Kohl’s: Check out top brands on apparel, shoes, accessories, home products...

SEAN Outreach ‘16

Importance of Teaching StressedThe importance of teaching was emphasized and re-emphasized at the 2016 Fall Conference of the Student Education Association of Nebraska in early November.Former Nebraska All American football player and current University of Nebraska-Omaha Athletic Director Trev Alberts told about 100 SEAN members that a teacher made an incredible difference in his life.“I hope you all know how important your roles are,” he told...

NSEA-Retired: Election of Officers Deadlines are Near

Leadership Vacancies, Delegate Rosters will be Filled by VoteThe new year will bring big changes.NSEA-Retired will hold elections in 2017 for the offices of president and vice president, as well as for members of the NSEA-Retired Board of Directors for the Capitol, Elkhorn and Sandhills Districts.All the officers will be elected to three-year terms, beginning Aug. 15, 2017.Also to be elected: delegates to 2017 NSEA Delegate Assembly, to be held...

Three Spots Open on NSEA Leadership Team

Open in April DA Election: Executive Committee SeatsAt NSEA’s Delegate Assembly in Lincoln on April 21-22, delegates will elect members to fill three open slots on the Association’s Executive Committee. Each elected candidate will serve a three-year term.Open for election are the positions of president, vice president and one of NSEA’s two seats on the National Education Association Board of Directors. Current President Nancy Fulton and NEA...

Step Forward to Leadership

Openings on NSEA, District Boards are Opportunities to LeadAs the start of a new year approaches, local association members and leaders might reassess their roles in the Association.Is it time to step forward and consider a leadership role in their statewide association? Click here for a list of vacancies.Beginning on Friday, Feb. 24, all NSEA members will be able to vote for candidates to fill nearly three dozen district leadership posts, as...

Grant Seeks Improved Access to Morning Meal

NSEA One of 10 States to Promote ‘Partners for Breakfast’ PlanBeginning immediately, Nebraska school districts can apply for grant funds from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (the Partners) to provide a much-needed healthy and nutritious morning meal to local students and help increase participation in the federal School Breakfast Program.NSEA is one of 10 affiliates of the National Education Association to receive a grant to promote the...

‘Plant the Seeds’ for Reading at State Conference

The 2017 Nebraska State Reading Association’s annual conference theme should grow interest: Plant the Seeds of Literacy.The conference is billed as “Nebraska’s premier conference for reading and language arts,” and the Feb. 23-25 edition at Kearney features a stellar lineup.On the conference schedule are Barry Lane, an internationally known author; children’s book authors Mike Graf and Jerry Pallotta; literacy coach and author Lori Oczkus; and...

Deadline for NSEA Awards Nominations Inches Closer

The deadline to nominate a deserving co-worker for one of NSEA’s awards is slowly moving closer.  Wouldn’t it be a good idea to review the options here and start the easy nomination process now?Any NSEA member may nominate a member teacher, ESP or deserving group. Mailed nominations must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, and should be sent to NSEA Awards, 605 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE  68508-2742. Nominations may also be submitted...

Nebraska Schools Find Savings in E-rate Internet Service

Nebraska’s Chief Information Officer has announced that the 245th and final public school district has elected to join the statewide education network known as Network Nebraska. The elected participation from 100 percent of Nebraska public schools has effectively lowered the cost of commodity internet rates for the aggregate network including universities and state colleges, private K-12 schools, and public libraries.The State CIO’s office...

Get Inspired! Eight Creative Ways to Energize Your Classroom!

Avoid a Midyear Slump, Boost Classoom Enthusiasm with These Teacher-Tested TipsKeeping students’ enthusiasm for school alive in the second half of the year can be a struggle, particularly as snow days, standardized testing and spring fever begin to take their toll. First-grade teacher Jessica Meacham knows this scene, and notes that it’s not just students who start to lose their fire—educators, too, begin to slump as the year pushes on. But she...

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