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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 Kansas City Chiefs Ticket Offer

Kansas City Chiefs Individual Game Ticket OfferYour Kansas City Chiefs are the defending AFC West Champions with a stellar 2017 Home Schedule including 3 primetime games! Like in years past, the Chiefs and the Nebraska State Education Association are teaming up to offer members a chance to be part of Chiefs Kingdom!To ORDER INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS copy and paste the following URL https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/chiefs/EN/link/promotion/home/...

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...

NSEA Text Alerts!

It's just become easier to be "in the know and the first to know." NSEA text message alerts! NSEA has created three text messaging groups, and members can sign up for one, two or all three options. The all member group will receive short text messages on general information relating to NSEA activities. The Legislative group will receive texts pertaining to state and federal lawmaking. The SEAN group will focus on events and issues for that NSEA...

A Dream Denied?

Crete Counselor’s Promising Career May be Derailed by Immigration StatusOne of the many assignments Joel Lemus-Leon has taken on in his role as a guidance counselor at Crete High School is sponsorship of the Grassroots Leadership Development Program for seniors.Under his tutelage, the seniors meet with school, city and county officials to learn about the roles those officials play in local government.“I want students to understand that there are...

Tax Dollars for Private Schools: A Bad Idea

Two New Bills Would Drain K-12 Funding, Conflict with State ConstitutionWhen NSEA Director of Research Larry Scherer testified in opposition to LB118 and LB295 before the Legislature’s Revenue Committee, he made two clear points.First, Scherer said the two bills likely run afoul of the state’s constitution. LB118 would allow annual tax deductions of up to $2,000 per child to assist parents with the expense of attending public, private or...

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