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Calling All Aspiring Educators

Aspiring Educators NEA-NH can assist you on your journey to become a teacher. We provide resources to help your planning and build your classroom, networking with other educators, and legal protection when you step into a classroom.   Learn more about the NEA Aspiring Educators Program

When is a Diploma Not a Diploma?

Commissioner Edelblut’s new rule proposal means anyone with a background check and lesson plan can grant graduation credits On December 13, Governor Sununu’s hand-picked Commissioner of Education announced a new rule change designed to allow anyone to grant credit towards high school graduation. If this rule is allowed to stand, it would now be possible for a student to receive a diploma from a New Hampshire public high school they never attended from credits they earned on assessments by non-certified teachers. This diploma would carry the same weight and value as

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From Our HCR Committee: 20 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond

First, let it be said: Black history is American history. But observing Black History Month in February gives us a chance to be intentional about learning that history. Of course it is wonderful to recognize the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. But there are lots of ways to go beyond the typical inventors and sports heroes so that every child can connect to and learn from the amazing contributions of the African American community. Here are some of our favorite Black History Month activities for

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Local Screening of To Kill a Mockingbird to be Catalyst for Conversation

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics. The screening will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service in Concord, New Hampshire. There will be a break midway through the movie, and a light snack will be provided. The program was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more…

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What We’re Following in 2019

The Legislative season will soon be upon us, and NEA-NH has already reviewed the list of Legislative Service Requests (that’s what bills are called before they are officially submitted) from those likely to have an impact on our students, schools, and members. While LSR’s are only bill titles at this point, and its not possible with certainty to determine the impact of each new bill, we have identified more than 180 bills to keep an eye on this January. We’ll be keeping track of bills relating to school funding, safety, educator credentials and rights, retirement, and the opiod crisis.  A few of the more interesting named bills we’ve identified include: regulating possession of firearms in a school district. establishing a committee to study the effect the opioid crisis and domestic

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Update on NEA-NH’s Mental Health Efforts

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.  It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices, and it is integrally linked to our physical health. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. NEA-NH promotes a greater emphasis on awareness of mental health needs and early intervention services to ensure that all of us can enjoy the highest quality of life possible.  This is especially important in a school setting, where our children are developing into young adults and many sources of pressure can lead to high levels of stress — for both students and school employees. We have heard your concerns about student mental health issues in New

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Portion of 2017-2018 NEA-NH Dues Dollars Not Tax Deductible

The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 eliminated the individual federal income tax deduction for lobbying expenses paid or incurred as part of membership dues. This affects only those members who itemize deductions and meet the two-percent minimum requirement for additional miscellaneous deductions. Those members will not be able to deduct that portion of the NEA–NH 2017-2018 union dues attributable to lobbying. The non-deductible portion of the dues for 2017-2018 is 6.40%.

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