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NEA-NH Statement on Executive Council Board of Education Vote

The State Board of Education is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to our education system. This requires experience in education, whether that be prior service on a school board, in  school administration or as an educator in a classroom; a demonstrated commitment and advocacy around advancing educational policies and outcomes; or any other activity that indicates the nominee has the experience and expertise to best serve our state’s children, the vast majority of whom attend public schools. NEA-NH routinely opposes nominations that do not demonstrate a background in public

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Commissioner Edelblut Just Does Not Get It.

There are so many important issues that need addressing in our schools right now, but our Commissioner keeps fighting the “Learn Everywhere” battle over and over and over. “Racial inequalities, food insecurity, and the health and safety of our students and staff during any reopening of schools should be his focus right now,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President.  “Instead, he continues to push his program to bully school districts into accepting graduation credits from unqualified sources.”  At a time when more than 2 million Americans have contracted COVID-19 and more

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NEA-NH Recommends Plunkett for District 2 Council Seat

NEA-NH announced their backing of Leah Plunkett for District 2 Executive Council today. “As a parent, educator and NEA-NH member, Leah knows first-hand how a high quality public education can change a student’s life for the better,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “That’s one of the many reasons why we are excited to recommend her. We know as a member of the Executive Council, Leah will be a fierce advocate for our public school students, staff and their families.”  The Executive Council provides a critical check on the governor, assessing state contracts, and vetting candidates for important positions such as agency heads, state board positions and judgeships; all of which have a tremendous impact on education and working families in New Hampshire. Leah’s combined experience as an educator and progressive

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Unemployment Eligibility in Light of COVID-19: A Q&A Session with the NH Department of Employment Security

Did your school year end early? Could your next school year start late? Are you less sure this year that you will have a job when school starts again than you were last year? Are you are an education support professional and do not know how the rules are different for you? Do you typically work during the summer break as an employee or in self-employment, but are not sure you will be able to work this summer due to COVID-19? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, NH-NEA urges you to join a special webinar “Unemployment Eligibility in Light of COVID-19: A Q&A Session with the NH Department of Employment Security.” JUNE 10, 7:00 PM Zoom Conversation and Q&Q Session Answering your questions during the session are:

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NEA-NH: DOE Survey Not Designed to Ask the Right Questions

If you haven’t seen it yet, the New Hampshire Department of Education has released a survey to collect information about the best way to safely reopen our schools. Spoiler alert: If you decide to take the survey, be prepared to spend 20 minutes of your day helping the Commissioner of Education collect data to support his political belief that public education as we know it is fundamentally flawed and that private, charter and virtual schools are the answer to all our problems. “The commissioner’s survey is set up to deliver a pre-determined result that supports his agenda of promoting private and charter schools,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “It focuses on the experience of remote learning and fails to address the inequalities in the system that have finally come

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NEA President Eskelsen Garcia Issues Statement About Killing of George Floyd

Washington—NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement about the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers:   “The National Education Association understands the deep racial history and trauma caused by the culture of white supremacy, and we believe that to achieve racial and social justice, we must acknowledge it as the primary root cause of institutional racism, structural racism, and white privilege. It is a privilege that manifests as white people weaponizing the police against black men and women going about their daily lives. During this pandemic, we have also seen police treating black and brown people differently than white people. The overarching sentiment about these cases for so many people—including many of our students and their families—is that the lives and the

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