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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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Charter Grant Has Far Too Many Unanswered Questions

NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle released the following statement today: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yet, this is exactly what we have come to expect from programs and initiatives championed by our education commissioner, Frank Edelblut. First it was the hype and misdirection surrounding his “Learn Everywhere” rules. Now it’s his “look I found $46 million for our charter schools with no strings attached” plan. Let’s be clear: the money Commissioner Edelblut is peddling from Betsy DeVos will cost New Hampshire far more than $46

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Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students

When supporting undocumented students, it’s important to know that there won’t be a single answer or path for all students. Support requires ongoing investigation and collaboration with other service providers and community leaders. Educators for Fair Consideration has produced the Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students flyer to assist educators who work with undocumented young people. About Educators for Fair Consideration: Founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration supports undocumented young people in realizing their academic and career goals and actively contributing to society. We offer holistic programming that

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Saugus School Shooting Cannot Be Just Another School Day in America

There was a shooting at another high school in America today. Our schools should be the safest place a child can be. Unfortunately, that seems far from reality. “We do not need to debate one day longer on why mass killings take place in America. We’ve seen far too many people killed in schools, in houses of worship, in malls, at movie theaters and stores. We know killers commit these violent acts because they have far too easy access to lethal weapons,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “New Hampshire has been fortunate to have been spared the agony of identifying educators and student victims and notifying their families that their loved ones will not be coming home.”   “Earlier this year, Governor Chris Sununu vetoed three bills which would have

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Upcoming NEA ESP Professional Development Webinars Announced

What Does it Mean to be a 21st Century Education Leader? December 12, 2019 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST Education Support Professionals, like all educators, are making, and will face, some of the toughest decisions in the history of their union and public education. To be equipped, educators must come to see themselves as leaders in their unions and in their professions. Developed by practitioners, and using proven research and theories on leadership development, the NEA Leadership Competency Framework provides a lens through which educators can self- identify their leadership competency. When used with intentionality, the framework is also a developmental tool that can help educators create a plan for continuous, life-long learning and growth. In this session, we will discuss an approach for deepening the awareness and use of

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McAuliffe Sabbatical Seeking Applicants With Great Ideas

Do you know a teacher with a great idea about education? If so, please consider recommending the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical program to them. Each year the sabbatical, administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, awards a year-long leave of absence to an exceptional New Hampshire public school teacher. The sabbatical provides the teacher with the time, space and funding to explore, through a self-designed project, new ideas and ways to enhance classroom teaching. This is a unique opportunity for a full-time classroom teacher and their school to gain statewide recognition for innovative approaches to classroom instruction. The Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical provides funding directly to the school district to release a teacher for one academic year. School districts are reimbursed for total salary plus FICA, and the teacher is reimbursed directly

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Legislative Update: Getting Ready for 2020

Things have started to heat back up on the Government Relations front. Here’s what we’re looking at so far: Protecting Educators The committee to study violence in schools has concluded and issued their report. We engaged very heavily with this committee. Special thanks to Rachel Hawkinson and Esther Dickinson for their integral help in making this a successful study committee for us! In summary the committee is acknowledging both the seriousness of the issue with educators being assaulted as well as the need for changes. In the short term they are recommending statutory fixes that we suggested to them which will take the form of a new piece of legislation. Here are some of the key actions the committee will be asking for: Requiring Joint Loss Management committees to establish

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