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Survey Sees Challenges for Early Childhood Teachers

Implications Critical for Teachers, Kids Across NebraskaA new study reveals some areas of promise within the early care and education field in Nebraska but also points to a number of significant challenges facing teachers and child care providers who guide and nurture young children’s learning and development during the critical first eight years of life.The findings have serious implications for Nebraska, said Samuel J. Meisels, founding...

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Your NSEA Membership Includes Life Insurance; Take Full AdvantageThere are many, many benefits to joining your professional association, but perhaps the most overlooked and underappreciated benefit may be the life insurance plans that come your way courtesy of your NSEA membership.Your membership includes a free NEA Complimentary Life Insurance policy as well as the no-cost NEA Introductory Term Life Insurance policy available to brand new...

BCBS Telehealth: Quick, Easy, Convenient

Served by Nebraska PhysiciansBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) believes in the importance of providing options to help you access affordable and immediate health care. That is why the Educators Health Alliance offers telehealth to NSEA members with the BCBSNE plan.Telehealth is an innovative patient consultation service that lets you connect with a U.S. board-certified, licensed and credentialed doctor using your computer, tablet...

Take Steps to Shield Your ID from the Equifax Breach

Vigilance, Alerts Provide Some SecurityEquifax last month announced that cybercriminals exploited a vulnerability in their website, allowing them to gain access to certain files. The data breach appears to have taken place from mid-May through July 2017. The company discovered the unauthorized access on July 29 of this year.Cybercriminals stole names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. In some cases, driver’s license numbers and...

Save with NEAMB

NEA Member Benefits is right on top of  money-saving programs that will help you stretch your hard-earned cash.Using these programs and offerings can save you far more than the cost of membership, particularly if you use them on a regular basis. Consider these ideas for saving money:Teacher Discounts: Get up to 25 percent off at Barnes and Noble; save 15 percent on classroom supplies; save cash on movie tickets and more at:www.neamb.com/...

Using Teach to Lead, NSEA Seeks Ideas to Improve Teaching

Have you or a colleague come up with the kernel of an idea that might transform your classroom, school or community?Through your Association, you now have the chance to plant and grow that kernel, and put it into action.NSEA has formed a new 501(c)3 organization called LEARN, for Leading Excellence and Robust Networks. Through LEARN, your NSEA will sponsor a one-day Powered by Teach to Lead Teacher Leadership Conference in Kearney on Saturday,...

Vouchers Divert Funding, Shortchange Kids in Poverty

LB608 is Scheme to Take Tax Dollars From Public SchoolsWhen addressing vouchers, NSEA delivered two messages as the Legislature’s Education Committee considered LB608.Both messages were clear: vouchers harm public schools.Retired Omaha Education Association member Cheryl Goodwillie said the voucher plan in LB608 would drain funds from an already shallow public school revenue stream.NSEA Organizational Specialist Jay Sears told senators that...

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...

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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