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Good Reasons for Excitement

by Nancy Fulton, NSEA PresidentI don’t believe any teacher worth his or her certificate would shy away from a good challenge. But this past year was more than a challenge: it tested our patience, rubbed us the wrong way, had us running extra laps and kept us after school.Yes, 2016 was a challenge. We are at a defining moment in our history as a union. But our Association has been strong for 150 years, and we will continue to be strong well into...

Students of Democracy

Like most Americans, I ended the election season with a great sense of uneasiness about the future of civil discourse in our democracy – about how we talk to or with one another. In the general presidential election, the candidates for both major parties brought great strengths and promise to the choice for the American people. I will let others question and debate issues of false news, promises made or broken, relevant experience, or potential...

Save with Susan!

Here’s a great way to start the New Year: Take advantage of special savings on popular magazines.NSEA membership allows you to enjoy magazines that help with healthier eating, money management and even your fitness goals. Money Magazine is available for only $14.95 with instant savings, Health Magazine is just $9 for 10 issues, and Clean Eating is $19.97 for 1 year. Choose from more than 80 titles with instant $5.00 off savings.To place your...

Fennell Tapped for NSEA Exec Post

Association’s 14th Executive Director is Former Teacher of the YearThe NSEA will have a new executive director in the new year, according to NSEA President Nancy Fulton.The NSEA Board of Directors has chosen National Board Certified Teacher and former NSEA Board of Directors member Maddie Fennell as the Association’s 14th executive director. Fennell will begin work in mid-January with current Executive Director Dr. Craig R. Christiansen. In...

A Brother, a Sister and an Honors Assembly

150th Drive Gains GroundA young brother and sister were preparing for their school’s Honors Assembly when their NSEA member-teacher determined that the pair needed new clothing. Old, worn hand-me-downs needed replacements.The response from the children is a wonderful snapshot of the fine results that come from giving to the NSEA Children’s Fund. Both children received new outfits.In a letter to NSEA, the brother gave details about his new jacket...

Letters of Intent: The Date is March 15

Certificated Employees Cannot be Asked to Declare Intentions Before March 15Letters of intent distributed by school districts around the first of the year are a serious matter and PK-12 educators must be aware of their rights, says NSEA Director of Advocacy Trish Guinan.On or after March 15 each year, Nebraska school districts are allowed to require certificated employees – teachers, counselors, speech pathologists, psychologists and others – to...

State’s 150th Celebration Puts Emphasis on Children

Sesquicentennial Celebration Includes Classroom OpportunitiesWhen the Nebraska 150 Celebration’s (NE150) executive director talks about programming for the state’s Sesquicentennial, she quickly calls attention to the emphasis that has been placed on education.Children, said Regan Anson, are a priority.“They are the future of our state, and we want them to take away incredible memories that will last a lifetime,” she said.One goal of NE150...

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...

Delegate Assembly Attendees Will Fill Exec Team Vacancies

NSEA President, Vice President, NEA Director to be SelectedAt 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...

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...

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