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Merging Mission and Passion

Trio of Hastings College Friends Fired Up About Recruiting TeachersWhile they were on their way to changing the world, Hastings College student Tahj Willingham admits that he and roommates Steven Dunham and Casey Molifua had plenty of passion, but little direction.Conversation in their off-campus apartment frequently tackled world-sized problems, but mustered little forward motion.“We had passion. We tried to fight every battle that we saw. We...

Help a Student Teacher Become a Member

Will you have a student teacher in your classroom this next semester?If your answer is ‘yes,’ then there’s an easy way to help that student teacher thrive and survive: if your charge is not already a member, encourage him or her to join the Student Education Association of Nebraska.A SEAN membership provides peace of mind with the backing of NEA’s $1 million liability policy, as well as the confidence that goes with belonging to one’s...

Study: ‘Authentic’ Teachers Better at Engaging Students

Teachers who have an authentic teaching style are more positively received by students, according to research published in the National Communication Association’s journal, Communication Education.To achieve a more authentic style, teachers should use time before and after class to converse with students, allow opportunity to share experiences, and view teaching as an opportunity for dialogue.However, to be truly authentic, teachers should enact...

Not All Contracts are Created Equal

Contract Language Questions? Call NSEAA recent request from a local negotiator shed light on the fact that not all negotiated agreements are created equal.The negotiator was reviewing contract language bargained by other associations. After looking at contracts from other local associations, the negotiator sent a question through NSEA’s website to the organizational  specialist assigned to that local. The question read this way:“As I look...

EHA in ’18-’19: No Change in Coverage

Board had Announced Zero Percent Rate IncreaseAs negotiators get deep into contract talks for the 2018-19 school year, one false report regarding the Educators Health Alliance health care plan for that school year must be put completely to rest: there is absolutely no change in coverage from the 2017-18 to the 2018-19 plan.NSEA members who saw last month’s announcement already know that there will be no change in rates from 2017-18 to 2018-19,...

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...

2017-2018 Bargaining Information

Here are the 2017-2018 state aid, budget lid & levy information for each school district in Nebraska. Data from previous years is also available for comparison.2017-18 Budget Levy Lid Informationthis document is an 11 x 17 sheet, listing all school districts. (updated 09/28/2017)School Districts: A17 pagesSchool Districts: B17 pagesSchool Districts: C21 pagesSchool Districts: D - E19 pagesSchool Districts: F - G17 pagesSchool Districts: H -...

Professional Papers: Keep Them Handy

Filing Now Can Resolve Disputes Later Every educator -- and every educational support professional, as well -- should keep and have easy access to a 'professional papers' file that includes all records and documents relating to your employment status. Of importance, according to NSEA Director of Advocacy Trish Guinan, are copies of all papers, letters, documents or responses to queries that are submitted to administrators. Copies of...

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