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NEA-NH Reaction to Proposed Educator Code of Conduct

NEA-New Hampshire released the following statement today regarding the proposed Code of Conduct for Educators approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education: NEA-NH believes the administrative rules that address educator misconduct should delineate clear expectations and transparent procedural measures.  We were able to work with the drafters of the new proposal to suggest changes throughout the process in an attempt to achieve these goals. “Our own NEA Code of Ethics recognizes that our members believe in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognize the supreme importance of

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NEA-NH President: State-Mandated Start Date Does Nothing To Improve Student Learning

NEA-New Hampshire President provided in-person testimony to the Governor’s Save Our Summers Study Commission this week. Governor Chris Sununu issued an executive order establishing a commission to study the impact of New Hampshire schools setting start dates before Labor Day, and to evaluate whether schools should be required to start after the holiday.  In the Executive Order, the Governor wrote “starting school after Labor Day lengthens the summer tourism season, increases tourism expenditures and increases tourism and recreation-related state and local government revenues.” The following is the testimony given by

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Homeroom 603 Podcast: Education Roundtable with Molly Kelly

Homeroom 603 caught up with Molly Kelly at a coffee shop in Salem to participate in an education roundtable with Salem-area voters. NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle joined Molly Kelly and local voters in a discussion that touched on guns in schools, funding public education in New Hampshire, and the important role public education plays in our state and society. “Public education is a core tenet of our democracy. Every child should have access to a quality public school education. That’s why I will veto any plan that takes money from our public schools to create a voucher program for private or religious schools,” said Kelly. NEA-NH has recommended Molly Kelly for Governor.

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Concealed Weapons in our Schools. Does That Sound Like a Good Idea to You?

Governor Sununu said in last night’s debate that an adult should be able to carry a concealed weapon into our schools. That’s wrong, and his policies make our schools less safe for our children and their educators.   We need to dramatically expand our focus on mental health. Proper diagnosis can and often starts in our schools, yet there is a huge shortage of school counselors, school social workers and school psychologists in public education. We need more school-based health centers that diagnose and treat mental health disorders. It’s also important that access to mental health services is are a mandatory part of all healthcare coverage. Our school facilities must be equipped with an updated structural and technological support foundation to help protect students and educators from danger. We must

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Homeroom 603 Podcast: Conversation with Annie Kuster

NEA-NH’s podcast series Homeroom 603 continues with an interview with Congresswoman Annie Kuster.  NEA-NH has recommended Kuster in the upcoming November elections. Congresswomen Annie Kuster sat down with NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle and discussed a wide range of topics including: Public funding of education The Trump/DeVos education agenda The important role public education plays in American society Protecting Social Security and Medicare Easing the burden of student loans Overcoming President Trump’s steady march to sow separation Annie Kuster knows there is no greater investment than in our children’s education, and that we cannot compete in the global economy without investing in a highly skilled workforce. One of the  first bills Annie introduced would facilitate public-private partnerships between businesses and educators to help prepare students for the 21st century workforce. In

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Homeroom 603: Conversation with Senator Donna Soucy

Homeroom 603 continues our conversations with NEA-NH recommended candidates as Senate Minority Leader and District 18 Senator Donna Soucy joins NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle to talk about public school funding, educator certification, school vouchers, fair COLA’s for retirees, and NH Senate candidates all educators should know and support. Senator Soucy believes that education should begin in early childhood and continue until a student has realized their potential and has the skills he or she needs to begin a career.  ​In an effort to make higher education more affordable, Senator Soucy supported a tuition freeze at our colleges and universities.    To find out more about Senator Soucy, you can visit her website.     .

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Educator Voter Guide Issue Now Available

The November issue of The Educator is now available online and has been mailed to all NEA-NH member households. Inside the special Voter Guide issue, you’ll find details on the NEA-NH Candidate Recommendation Process, the legislative report card for all NH House and Senate members, along with a complete list of NEA-NH recommended candidates. You can view the issue online by clicking on the cover page or the link below. NEANH_2018VoterGuide_web

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Member Benefit Minute: Save Thousands on Your Next Auto Purchase or Lease

The NEA Auto Buying Program offers members a great way to buy or lease their next new or used car with no cost to use the service. NEA-NH Member Benefits Coordinator Jeff Kantorowski explains how you can save thousands on your next auto purchase: The NEA® Auto Buying Program offers members a great way to buy or lease their next new or used car with no cost to use the service. See What You Should Pay The TRUECar price curve shows you what others are paying for the car you want in your local area, so you know you’re getting a good deal. Get Guaranteed Savings on New Cars* See upfront dealer pricing information and lock in your Guaranteed Savings on new cars before you visit the dealership. Get Additional

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