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Act Now to Keep NH Free From Vouchers

Betsy DeVos has made it a priority to greatly expand the use of public money for private and religious school tuition vouchers. Her plan has made it to the floor of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the form of Senate Bill 193, or SB19. SB193 would rob millions of dollars from our public schools to be used as vouchers to pay private and religious school tuition.

NEA-NH President ‘s Testimony Against SB 193

  On Tuesday, NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle provided the testimony listed below to the House Finance Committee in opposition to SB 193, the unconstitutional voucher bill currently under consideration. The hearing on the bill lasted nearly four hours, and the House Finance Committee Room overflowed into the hallway. Opponents of the bill outnumbered supporters. In addition to President Tuttle’s testimony, NEA-NH presented the Committee with testimony from nearly 50 NEA-NH members in opposition to the bill. Because this bill is in House Finance, only financial considerations were allowed to

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NEA-NH President Testifies in Favor of School Employee Death Benefit Bill

Earlier this week, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle testified before a House Committee hearing HB 1415, a bill establishing a death benefit for a school employee killed in the line of duty.  This bill is one of NEA-NH’s legislative priorities this year and is similar to one introduced previously.  Many of the concerns raised by House members last session before killing the bill have been addressed in this year’s version.  Here is a copy of her testimony: “When I first became a teacher 19 years ago, nobody told me that part of

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Tips, Tricks, and Guidance for New Educators

NEA is Expanding and Rebranding our Support for Early Career Educators! Formerly called NEA Today for New Educators, our new site is NEA Today’s School Me. NEA is dedicated to helping educators at every stage of their career. The new SchoolMe series is made specifically with new and early educators in mind. We know those first few years can be extremely challenging, so we’re sitting down with accomplished educators to discuss their unique techniques and best practices, and to get their invaluable advice in the form of blogs, podcasts, and tip videos. School Me features blog posts, podcasts, and videos from a diverse group of NEA members, covering everything from managing classrooms to handling parent meetings. The blogs and podcasts feature real stories from educators, and our resources provide advice

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NEA-NH Statement on SB 193

NH Legislature Plans to Raise Property Taxes by Starving Towns of Millions of Dollars. Concord, NH, December 20, 2017 – NEA-New Hampshire North Country Executive Board Member Jon Dugan-Henriksen released the following statement on SB 193, the Legislature’s disastrous plan to raise local property taxes to benefit well-off private schools. “Vouchers will divert public tax dollars from schools that need it, to private schools and individuals who will use it with little to no oversight, leaving our state to ensure adequacy with aid money that does not exist,” said Dugan-Henriksen. “Data from other states show no evidence that vouchers improve student outcomes. In fact, given the opportunity to vote directly on vouchers, voters have overwhelmingly rejected them time and time again.” “The one common result in states that have adopted

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NEA-NH and the Monarchs Team Up to Read Across New Hampshire

NEA-NH, along with the Children’s Fund, have joined forces with the Manchester Monarchs for a season of healthy reading.  An affiliate of the L.A. Kings, the Monarchs have been an important economic driver for the city and region as well as one of the best minor league hockey teams in the country for the last 16 years. But it’s not just because they provide great entertainment value and an exciting brand of hockey that we have chosen to partner with the Monarchs.  Over the course of their history the Monarchs have been very active in the community through the Monarchs Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization.  Since its inception in 2001, the Monarchs Care Foundation has donated over $1.5 million to local charities and organizations, and is now

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NEA-NH Election Notice

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NEA-NH Municipal Election Recommendations

NEA-NH’s recommendations for the November 7, 2017 elections can be found here. Included with the recommendations is information on polling locations and other ballot questions. Every vote matters — be sure to encourage your friends and family to make it out to the polls.  

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ACA 2018 Exchange Enrollment Begins Nov 1; What You Need to Know

If you have members, family, or friends who need to enroll or re-enroll in a 2018 health insurance exchange marketplace plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), please share the following with them in light of a series of actions taken by the Trump administration. The administration’s actions include cutting the ACA’s enrollment period, scheduling maintenance of the HealthCare.gov website during high enrollment days, and cutting ACA advertising and outreach efforts.   1. Open Enrollment Period has been cut by 6 weeks Open enrollment for plans offered on federally-facilitated and state-based exchange marketplaces begins Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and runs until midnight December 15, 2017. Some state-based exchange marketplaces have longer enrollment periods, that run beyond December 15, so check with your state.   2. The HealthCare.gov website will be

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