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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...

NSEA-Retired: Elections Ahoy!

NSEA-Retired members will elect two general officers of the Association this spring: president and vice president. Current NSEA-Retired President Roger Rea is term-limited and is not eligible to run for re-election. Vice President Tom Black is eligible to run for re-election if he chooses to do so.District Directors will be elected for the Capitol, Elkhorn and Sandhills districts.  Capitol Director Pat Etherton, Elkhorn Director Francis...

Lincoln Earns Grant for Professional Development

NEA Dollars to Assist Talks on Social Justice, Institutional RacismThe Lincoln Education Association has received a $5,000 Urban Grant from the National Education Association that will fund a one-day professional development conference on institutional racism and social justice.Preliminary plans are under way to include a keynote address by nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts as a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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