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An Open Thank You Letter to the Professionals in the Keene Paraprofessionals Association

On this ESP Day, I want to thank each of you who continue to make our community a better place as we adapt to new learning and working environments. Jazz B.: Outstanding Treasurer and leader in her building, brings sunshine where she goes!  Always willing to help at community events. Kristen K., Vice President. Advocate for students and staff to get everyone what they need to be successful, from breakfast to books for professional development. Erin W.: New Secretary who is willing to always put on her secretary hat at

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NEA-NH Encourages School Funding Commission to be “Bold” and “Comprehensive”

NEA-NH president Megan Tuttle provided the following testimony to the School Funding Commission this afternoon: Good afternoon, my name is Megan Tuttle President of NEA-NH. Our union represents over 17,000 educators across our state in collective bargaining. In addition to negotiating and representing school staff and faculty we also provide our members high quality professional development and raise money for scholarships and basic needs for our students. Before I begin, I would like to thank each one of you for your service on this committee and to the legislators who

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Isn’t it Time You Stood Up For Our Public Schools, Commissioner?

The grant you submitted again today does still not address the basic charter school safeguards of transparency, opportunity and quality.  It takes money directly from our underfunded public-school system, and ties taxpayers to a generation of new expenses. We thank all those elected officials who continue to have the courage to stand up to you. We all believe education has the power to change lives. In fact, as a society we believe the value of an education is so great to the individual and the common good, that we all agree to share in its cost so that everyone, no matter where they live, can benefit from an education.  Public neighborhood schools believe that every child is a success story waiting to happen. Public neighborhood schools are run by locally

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President’s Letter: Elections Matter – Be Heard

It’s been two years since the last “big” election. I think we all could have predicted that Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump would continue to undermine public education every chance they could – and they did. I think we all know that Commissioner Edelblut would do everything in his power to implement the Trump-DeVos agenda – and he did. I think we all hoped that Governor Sununu would be more moderate in his approach toward education. Instead, he showed just how devoted he was to the notion of dismantling public education when he opposed funding increases, and how little he cared for our health and safety as the pandemic dragged on and we were told we’d be protected by his Swiss Cheese reopening plan. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was

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Losing Health Insurance for Pre-Existing Conditions is a Very Real Possibility This Election

Every year we hear this is the most important election ever. A strong argument can be made that the 2020 election is exactly that. The question we hope to answer for you is: How does this election affect you and your family? One issue that drives contract negotiations is health insurance coverage. The cost of medical insurance depends on what types of coverage you and your family receive. When the Affordable Care Act became law, insurers were required to provide coverage for pre-existing conditions. This requirement provided coverage for almost every NEA-NH member or member of their family. The law also eliminated the one million dollar lifetime cap on medical expenses for members and their families. Those two protections for you and your family are, if things do not change,

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NEA-NH Recommends Sue Ford in Senate District 1 Race

NEA-NH announced their recommendation of Sue Ford for Senate District 1 today. “We’ve always maintained that educator voices should be heard as decisions are being made that impact our students and classrooms. As an educator of more than 40 years, Sue brings unique qualifications and background to the state Senate to help ensure that  our public schools receive the help and support they deserve,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. During her time in the Legislature, Sue has consistently stood up for public education.  She helped lead the effort to deliver additional funding for school districts and knows the importance of making our school system accessible to every student, regardless of family income or place of residence. “I appreciate the endorsement of the NEA. As an Educator, I believe the best

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