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Educators Rising Seeks Growth

Nebraska Leaders Hope to Add Members, ChaptersIf you have students interested in pursuing a teaching career, you might consider forming a chapter of Educators Rising (formerly Future Educators) in your school building or school district.The Nebraska chapter of Educators Rising has selected “Dive into Education” as the theme for 2016-17, and state chapter officers are ready and willing to visit chapters across the state, or to help jumpstart...

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...

BCBS Rates Locked in Place for '16-'17

Reported Industry 'Premium Surge' Won't Affect EHA Plan ParticipantsA mid-June newspaper report indicating a surge in health insurance premium prices in Nebraska may have caught the eye of many educators.Not to worry, however, as those who utilize the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska plan through the Educators Health Alliance (EHA) already have a 4.9 percent rate increase locked in for the 2016-17 contract year that began Sept. 1."Our...

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...

Learn from an Experienced Pro: Get a Mentor Through SEAN!

Sign Up Now for Intergenerational Mentoring ProgramEvery college student about to head out into the teaching profession should be paired with a veteran teacher as a mentor.Such a pairing rarely happens – unless you participate in the NSEA-Retired Intergenerational Mentoring Program!The 14th edition of the mentoring program will take shape beginning at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at NSEA Headquarters in Lincoln. A short 24 hours later, and...

Land a Student Program Grant from NEA

NEA Student Program CREATE Grants Have Two Application Deadlines  Interested in getting up to $3,000 for a project on your campus? Consider applying for one of NEA Student Program CREATE Grants, which are awarded to local chapters for community service projects that positively promote the NEA Student Program through strategies designed to enhance public education, increase advocacy and outreach to communities; support younger educators...

2016-2017 Bargaining Information

Here are the 2016-2017 state aid, budget lid & levy information for each school district in Nebraska. Data from previous years is also available for comparison.2016-17 Budget Levy Lid Information this document is an 11 x 17 sheet, listing all school districts. Individual school sheets will be posted soon. (updated 10/6/2016)School Districts: A17 pagesSchool Districts: B17 pagesSchool Districts: C21 pagesSchool Districts: D - E20 pagesSchool...

A Cash-Saving App from NSEA!

To get great member deals wherever you go, download the NSEA ‘My Deals’ smartphone application from your app store.The registration process requires an e-mail address and a “mobile password” — the number 8589- (include the hyphen) followed by your personal 10-digit NSEA identification number, which can be found above your name on the mailing label of The Voice or on the front of your NSEA membership card.Download the app, and begin to save cash...

Membership Card Goes Electronic

Expect Delivery to your In-Box Soon; Savings Can Begin Immediately! Most of the plastic cards in your purse or wallet help you to spend your hard-earned dollars. The card you received via email in the past few days will help you save!Your NSEA Membership Card opens a new world of money-saving benefits for you and your family. Your card can save you hundreds — even thousands — of dollars at more than 250,000 locations nationwide. You will...

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