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NEA-NH Recommends Colin Van Ostern for Governor

Today, the National Education Association-New Hampshire (NEA-NH), the state’s largest educator and public employee union, strongly recommended Colin Van Ostern for Governor of New Hampshire. “Colin Van Ostern has a proven record that New Hampshire educators and families can trust,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH Vice President and Pembroke teacher. “From working to lower tuition costs to championing full-day kindergarten, Colin Van Ostern is an advocate for educators and students, alike. As our next Governor, Colin will continue moving New Hampshire forward, so that everyone has a chance to succeed –

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UNH Staff Begins Organizing Effort with NEA-NH

NEA-New Hampshire announced today that the University of New Hampshire Professional, Administrative, and Technical staff and Operating Staff are now in the process of organizing with NEA-NH under the guidelines of RSA 273-A. Earlier this year, the staff at Keene State College voted to organize with NEA-NH into three associations; Keene State College Administrative Staff Association (KSCASA), Keene State College Staff Association (KSCSA), and the Keene State College Directors and Supervisors Association (KSCDSA). “When employees organize to exercise their legal right to collectively bargain, they see better job security, working

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Shea-Porter Endorsed by NEA-New Hampshire

NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Carol Shea-Porter for the 1st Congressional District race. Rochester, NH—NEA-NH, representing 17,000 New Hampshire educators, has endorsed Carol Shea-Porter for re-election to Congress in New Hampshire’s First District. “We’re supporting Shea-Porter because she is a tireless defender of public education,” said Scott McGilvray, NEA-New Hampshire President. “What matters now is that we elect leaders who will stand up for students, educators and working families. We need leaders who will support public education and public school students,” continued McGilvray. “We must elect leaders like Shea-Porter who share our vision for the future and who will help protect our right as working Americans to have a voice in our workplace. “Every child in New Hampshire, from a Head Start toddler to a graduating high school senior,

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10th Annual On Course Fore Kids! Golf Tournament

This year marks the 10th annual On Course Fore Kids Golf Tournament in support of the NH Foundation For Teaching and Learning Children’s Fund. The event will be held July 21 at Canterbury Woods Country Club. The tournament draws 80-90 golfers annually who come out for a day of fun, prizes and above all, support of NH kids. It is the Foundation’s largest event of the year and raises the majority of the Fund’s annual revenue. The NH Foundation for Teaching and Learning was established nearly 20 years ago as a resource for NEA-NH members. Today, the primary mission of the Foundation is to provide small grants to help NH kids in need be successful in school. Educators can submit an application requesting funds to help with everything from clothing and warm coats, to school supplies and home goods. The Foundation relies on donations as well

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Reaching Higher NH Offering Classroom Project Grants

Matching funds available for innovative classroom projects by Christina Pretorius New Hampshire’s public schools are one of our most precious civic assets. Reaching Higher NH brings together teachers, parents, community members, and businesses to support our schools, giving all New Hampshire children the opportunity to prepare for college, career, and civic life in the 21st century. We’re committed to high standards through engaging and exciting learning strategies, that put students at the center and incorporate real, authentic learning into student accountability. By coming together, we can advocate for our public schools at both the state and local level to support the great work that you are doing. There are exciting things happening in New Hampshire, from classroom innovations through project-based learning, to the first-of-its-kind Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE)

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Scott McGilvray Announces Bid for Senate

Experienced, solutions-driven leader makes bid for District 16 seat Veteran educator and former Memorial High School football coach Scott McGilvray announced his plans to run for the open District 16 Senate seat today. “I am running for the State Senate to deliver real results, so New Hampshire continues to be a great place to raise a family, start and expand NH businesses to create good paying jobs, and make sure our children receive a first-class education,” said McGilvray. “Whether as a teacher or football coach, I worked to help students and players achieve their highest potential, and as a State Senator, I will work to do the same for our great State.” A 25-year educator in Manchester, McGilvray has been working as an advocate for children his entire career. He

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NEA President: Every Child has the Right to Feel Safe, Welcomed and Valued

Educators welcome groundbreaking civil rights protections for transgender students in schools WASHINGTON—Today, the National Education Association, the nation’s largest professional association representing three million educators, enthusiastically welcomed the Obama administration’s guidance for school districts to help ensure the civil rights of transgender students. The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García: “Every student matters, and every child has the right to feel safe, welcomed, and valued in our schools. As educators, we are responsible for our students’ education and safety, including transgender students. We know that students are more likely to learn and succeed in safe, supportive environments. Unfortunately, as we have seen play out in places like North Carolina, politicians are playing games with the lives of children and teens who are seen as different

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Alton School Board Continues Backroom Tactics

After abruptly ending the last public school board meeting without setting a new meeting date, the Alton School Board has decided to convene April 25th and has posted the agenda. At issue is whether there was a meeting or other communication including only three school board members and the superintendent held to decide on April 25th as a meeting date. The two newest school board members were not notified of – or included in – that meeting, nor was the public. With only the input of the superintendent and the three school board members, a meeting date was selected that neither of the newest board members can attend. “It seems to parents, teachers, and other stakeholders that this board’s continuing backroom tactics clearly prove they are only interested in their

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More than 290 Attend Spring Instructional Conference

NEA-NH hosted our annual Spring Instructional Conference this past Saturday (April 2, 2016) at Concord High School!  With 293 registrants and approximately 120 other partners and friends of education – presenters, vendors, and members of the Department of Education – participants learned about 19 organizations that can assist education professionals in their work for New Hampshire’s children.  President Scott McGilvray led the keynote address, encouraging all in attendance to work together collaboratively, changing mindsets and breaking down barriers as we go. Informative workshops were led by Reaching Higher New Hampshire (which brings together NH educators and businesses to support public education), the NH Bureau of Public Health Protection, McGregor Memorial Ambulance (who provides CPR classes for us at very inexpensive rates), the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and NH Agriculture in the

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