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NEA-NH Announces Clinton Recommendation

NH’s Largest Public Employee Union Backs Clinton for President CONCORD – Following Hillary Clinton’s remarks to the more than 7,500 delegates at the National Education Association’s 95th Representative Assembly, NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Hillary Clinton for President. “We are proud to join with educators from across the Granite State in recommending Hillary Clinton to be our next President and continue to work in partnership with her to create stronger public schools and a brighter future for the next generation of students,” said

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Hillary to Educators: “I’m with you”

Clinton delivers inspiring speech to America’s largest labor union WASHINGTON— In a spirited and energetic speech, former Secretary Hillary Clinton addressed the more than 7,500 delegates at the National Education Association’s 95th Representative Assembly (RA) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this morning. Clinton’s address was among the most rousing speeches she has given thus far in her campaign for the presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee held no punches in articulating a clear and inspiring vision of opportunity for every student in America, regardless of ZIP code. “I want

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NEA-NH 2016 Summer Leadership Week Aug 1st – 5th

Registration deadline Sunday, July 17, 2016! If you’ve been wishing for training or help on making your local association better, or if you just need a little inspiration…don’t miss NEA-NH’s 2016 Summer Leadership Week! We will be “Strengthening Associations, One Member at a Time.” Daily a la carte offerings focus on how to run your local, grow membership, and develop leaders in YOUR local association. You will leave these workshops energized, armed with creative ideas to implement right away, and supported by your statewide union brothers and sisters. Each local is encouraged to SEND AT LEAST ONE MEMBER to a workshop during Summer Leadership Week. Take one workshop, or come every day of the week – it’s your choice! All events and meals are FREE of charge but do require

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NEA-NH Recommends Cryans for Executive Council

CONCORD, June 30, 2016 – NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Mike Cryans for Executive Council today, detailing the reasons their more than 2700 members in District 1, and their families, should support Cryans during the campaign and on Election Day. “Mike Cryans has a long history of supporting public education, beginning his career as a teacher in the same high school he attended in Littleton,” said NEA-NH President Scott McGilvray. “In addition to the issues that affect education, working in the classroom gives a candidate a unique perspective on a wide range of important issues that affect students and their families every day.” “NEA-New Hampshire proudly recommended Executive Councilor Ray Burton for many years, and we believe that Mike will bring the same

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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 – not just those at the top.”

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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 conditions, benefits, and increased democracy in the workplace as compared to non-organized employees in the same profession,” said Scott McGilvray, President of NEA-New Hampshire.  “We are excited and honored to have this opportunity to work with the hard-working and dedicated

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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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