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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.
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We’re in This Together!

Each year during Teacher Appreciation Week, we encourage everyone to #ThankATeacher because educators truly deserve the gratitude of the communities they serve. However, with educators planning to leave the profession in record numbers, it’s clear that gratitude and gifts are not enough.  This year, in addition to the mugs, gift cards, special lunches and breakfasts, we are saying, loud and clear—we want RESPECT and we want to be heard, appreciated, and compensated as trained professionals. More students, parents and communities than ever before are coming together to say thank you by texting CELEBRATE

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We Are At A Tipping Point This Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear NEA-NH Member, Today marks the beginning of Teacher Appreciation week in America. I don’t know about you, but this year I’d appreciate some real appreciation for the work we do.  Don’t get me wrong, the thank you notes and thoughtful gestures we receive this time of year from our students and supportive parents make my year brighter – and I know you feel the same way. But this year feels different. Being an educator is one of the hardest jobs in the world and it’s never been harder than

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NEA-NH Applauds Senate Decision to Kill Local Education Caps

NEA-NH is relieved that HB 1393 was killed by the Senate today. The way New Hampshire funds public education is already grossly inadequate and inequitable. The nonsensical, rigid methodology the bill envisioned takes this educational inequality and amplifies it,  disrupting our students’ learning environments and removing the very services and staff that have helped them recover from the uncertainty of the past 18 months. We are pleased the vote respected the will of the vast majority of those parents and citizens who testified against the bill.

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NEA-NH: The Solution Must Include Improving Pay If We Are Serious About Tackling the Educator Shortage

CONCORD, NH – APRIL 26, 2022: Today, NEA shared the findings from multiple reports that look at educator salaries, earnings, and school finances. These latest reports come at a time when a staggering 55 percent of educators are thinking about leaving the profession earlier than they had planned. “Unfortunately, all our studies show that rather than closing persistent pay gaps, we are moving in the wrong direction,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President, “and it’s hitting our ESP’s the hardest.” The Economic Policy Institute’s (EPI) most recent analysis of teacher pay finds a 19.2% wage penalty for teachers when compared to other college educated workers with similar characteristics. Closing this gap would require an increase of approximately $19,000 in the average teacher salary in New Hampshire. The data found that in

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Commissioner Edelblut’s Efforts to Destabilize NH Schools Must Be Stopped

There are more than 160 local and national groups across the U.S. working to turn disagreements over COVID-related mandates and lessons on history, discrimination, race, and gender into divisive wedges that are then manipulated for political purposes. It is safe to say that if the New Hampshire Department of Education is not on that list, it certainly should be added. The manufactured outrage generated by these groups, including our own DOE, is a danger to educators and a distraction from helping students and parents. By importing national fights into our locally controlled schools, the Commissioner is hoping to use our children to further his far-right political aspirations and agenda. We can all remember a time not too long ago when parents, educators, administrators, and the department of education worked together

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NEA-NH: We Reject Your Efforts at Division, Commissioner.

Once again, you’ve got it all wrong Commissioner. This is what our teachers do. Spend hundreds of dollars of their own money each year to buy students supplies because their school is not properly funded Comfort young students who are stigmatized by people like you who separate them and make them feel as though they are less valuable as human beings Change diapers in schools for special needs children because they deserve a chance in this world like everyone else Stock in-school food pantries for students because their parents cannot afford three meals a day right now Spends hours of their own family time correcting papers and seeking donations for their students’ field trips You see, Mr. Edelblut, we worry about our students all the time – not just when

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