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Governor Can’t Hide Behind a Prop Check

In 1980, Rosie Ruiz was declared the winner of the 84th Boston Marathon only to have that title taken away 8 days later when it was determined she did not complete the entire course. Today Governor Sununu brazenly took credit for winning a race he did not run. His veto of the budget passed by both the House and Senate resulted in Manchester receiving $15.2 million less than they would have. Yet, today he showed up with a life-size version of a check and claimed credit for providing the funding.

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NEA-NH Announces Fall Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule

NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits offer useful information to help you plan your retirement. Don’t miss this event! Learn what you need in order to retire with peace of mind! NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present these retirement seminars to help you plan for your retirement. These seminars are ideal for those who are 2-5 years (or more) from retirement. We will review many of the pieces of the retirement puzzle, including:  NH Retirement System Healthcare and Medicare Financial Planning Options NEA Member Benefits for Retirees

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NH Education Commissioner Sending Very Mixed Signals Regarding Credentials

An Open Letter to Commissioner Edelblut Dear Commissioner Edelblut I want you to know that we agree with you. Yes, you read that correctly. NEA-NH agrees with you and Steve Appleby, Administer for Credentialing at the Board of Education. Recently there have been many stories in the news about the Assistant Superintendent of Concord not being credentialed for the position of Assistant Superintendent. Even though she has many other certifications, Steve Appleby said in a recent interview with WMUR, “it’s a concern even for school officials who don’t work directly with students.” We agree. It’s just not a good idea to have uncredentialed school officials – even if they don’t directly work with children. But it’s much worse to have people who work directly with children have no credentials, or

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NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminar Dates Announced

NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits offer useful information to help you plan your retirement. Don’t miss this event! Learn what you need in order to retire with peace of mind! NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present this retirement seminar to help you plan for your retirement. This seminar is ideal for those who are 2-5 years (or more) from retirement. We will review many of the pieces of the retirement puzzle, including:  NH Retirement System  Healthcare and Medicare  Financial Planning Options  NEA Member Benefits for Retirees There are several different seminar dates and locations from which to choose. The registration fee is $10 per person. Registration is open to NEA-NH members, and they may register one guest. Current event dates and registration links

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Make No Mistake – Governor Sununu’s Veto is His Education Plan

NEA-NH President, Megan Tuttle, testified along with scores of others during the State House Public Hearing on the Effects of the Continuing Resolution (for the Budget) on the Department of Education. Her comments appear below. “Good morning. My name is Megan Tuttle and I am president of NEA-New Hampshire. As the school year begins again, our members are back at work making sure the success story that is within every child has a chance to be discovered and come to life. Our public schools instill and nurture a great sense of community, offer a wide array of educational choices, have a deep commitment to success of all our students, and consistently rank among the best in the country. New Hampshire’s educators are dedicated professionals – more than two-thirds of our

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5 Steps to Get Rid of Back-to-School Anxiety

Start the year strong and curb back-to-school jitters with these tips and ideas from educator, educational speaker and author, Dr. Harry Wong. by NEA Member Benefits Back-to-school is an exciting time, even if you’ve been teaching for decades. Sure, you’re excited to welcome a new class of students, but getting back to class may also bring first-day butterflies, stress and concerns about your ability to groom successful learners. The antidote to your anxiety, says Harry Wong, co-author of “The First Days of School” and “THE Classroom Management Book” (HarryWong.com), is a carefully thought out classroom management plan. “A well-managed classroom may even be more important to students than teachers since it provides a sense of structure, comfort and security,” says Wong. What’s more, in this type of organized environment, students

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