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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.
Find out more about NEA's Aspiring Educators Program: http://www.nea.org/home/1600.htm

NEA-NH ESP of the Year Shannon Fuller and Her Mission to Stand Up to Stigma

Shannon Fuller, recently named NEA-New Hampshire’s ESP of the Year, now finds herself in the running for National ESP of the Year. By all measures, Shannon has been an active leader who is truly making a difference in the lives of countless families. The best person to tell her story is Shannon. Tell us a bit about your day as an Education Support Professional? Like most educators, my daily work schedule has a wide variety of responsibilities. Before school starts, I greet and spend time with students as they gather

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Bill Seeks to Roll Back the Rights We Secured Last Year

As enacted last year and signed into law by Governor Sununu, each school district now bears the cost of supplying menstrual hygiene products at no cost in all gender neutral bathrooms and bathrooms designated for females located in public middle and high schools. It seems that the “cost” of providing this basic right to our students is is jut too high for some members of the committee who want to gut the law and change it to allow school districts to make reasonable efforts to ensure menstrual hygiene products are available to

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NEA-NH President Testifies in Support of SB145 and Efforts to Maintain Education Funding Levels

SB145 is intended to maintain the level of  fiscal year 2022 state funding for school districts that have experienced significant disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic in fiscal year 2021.  These disruptions have affected fall 2020 average daily membership in attendance, the number upon which fiscal year 2022 funding is based.  This bill will help school districts plan for town meetings, and help stabilize local property taxes. During the 2020-2021 school year, average daily membership attendance (ADMA) fell by approximately 8,000 students, due to shifting between in-person and remote learning. Free and reduced lunch enrollment fell by approximately 10,000, because of COVID-19 as well. NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle offered the following testimony: This bill would provide some urgently needed stability for school districts as we enter town budget season We know

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Senate Education Recommends Private/Religious School Voucher Plan

Today the Senate Education committee recommended passing SB 130, a bill that would create a voucher program to send taxpayer money to private and religious schools, on a party line vote. At a time when our state,  schools and students face serious challenges, the last thing we need to do is spend scarce taxpayer dollars on vouchers for private or religious schools that are not accountable and can pick and choose their students.  Voucher programs like this one, use our tax dollars for unaccountable private schools and expenses. SB 130 also did not demand sufficient standards for accounting, education, or transparency and today’s amendments did little to fix that problem. Instead of passing bills like SB 130, we should be focused on fixing our inequitable school funding situation not making

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NEA-NH Priorities for Public Education

We ask only what is right: equal opportunity for every student, every educator, every family. Committed to Improving Student Achievement and Education Quality Our students’ job is to learn, and our job is to make sure they can. Our democracy will flourish only when we ensure every school is fully funded, every child is treated with dignity, and every learner can pursue their passion. We must pass laws and policies that push forward the arc of justice–laws that protect all children’s access to a great public education, regardless of age, background, need, or zip code. As a civilized society focused on the well-being of our children and their future, our priorities must result in: BIAS-FREE SCHOOLS Safe and affirming schools are a core element of student success. When students feel

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Educator Vaccines to Begin March 12

The good news is, starting March 12, educators across New Hampshire can receive their COVID vaccine. We’d like to thank President Biden for his efforts to dramatically increase the availability of vaccines and to direct that essential education workers be vaccinated by the end of March. Many school districts have already announced their plans to host clinics for their staff – some as early as the 12th.  Please check with your district to see if they plan on hosting such an event and be sure to take advantage of the opportunity. If your district is not planning on hosting such an event, then beginning on March 17, you can register on the state’s VMS site to receive your vaccine from the state system.  Those shots will begin on March 22.

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