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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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Full Day Kindergarten is a Sound Educational Investment

An open letter to the House Finance Committee Dear Chairman Kurk and Members of the House Finance Committee, After more than 25 years of trying, New Hampshire is finally poised to fully fund those communities that have full day kindergarten. Kindergarten is a magical time in a child’s life. During kindergarten, children learn to get along with each other, they discover the joy and challenge of reading and writing, and they learn what it means to be in school. We know that kindergarten is a key “bridge year” for children—a

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UNH Provides Partial Response to Rep. Cushing’s Right to Know Request

University reports close to $200,000.00 in payments to law firm to prevent employees from exercising legal right to organize. CONCORD, April 12, 2017 – The University of New Hampshire has finally provided a partial response to Representative Cushing’s Right to Know request. Earlier this year, Rep. Cushing sent two Right to Know requests to the University seeking, among other things, the names of any outside vendors advising management on anti-union efforts, the amounts paid to these organizations, and copies of communications with these organizations. In their partial response, the University

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My Turn: School Vouchers – Another Plan to Raise Your Property Taxes

By Mark Fernald; Published in the Concord Monitor 3/27/17 Take $63 million from the public schools and give it to people whose children do not go to public school. That, in a nutshell, is what Senate Bill 193 would do. The bill was approved by the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Senate and now moves to the House. Republicans want to promote “school choice.” The state provides $3,561.27 in funding for each student in grades one through 12 in a New Hampshire public school. SB 193 would divert 90 percent of that amount, or $3,205.14, to parents of “eligible children” to be used to pay for home-schooling expenses, for a charter school or for any private school. Under SB 193, for every child who is home-schooled, or in a

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2017 NEA-NH Election Results

NEA-New Hampshire Elections closed yesterday at 5:00pm. The Elections Committee met this morning and have released the following unofficial results.  Results become official after ratified by the Executive Board. NEA Director: Sharry Sparks Executive Board Seats: Capital : Mike Macri Eastern: Ed Olson Lakes: Karen McLoud Monadnock: Melissa Alexander North Country: Jon Dugan-Henriksen Seacoast: Karen Ladd South Central: Meg Morse-Barry Southern: Greg Paris, Carolyn Leite Western: Jen Bewersdorf (Winner by write-in, acceptance pending)   RA Delegates: Capital (2): Tory Barber, Rebecca Butler Eastern (2): Ed Olson, Debra Hackett Lakes (1): Terry Burlingame Monadnock (2): Melissa Alexander, Cheryl McDaniel-Thomas North Country (1): David Olson (Winner by write-in, acceptance pending) Retired – Funded (1): Sandy Amlaw Retired – Self-funded (1): Diana Griffin Seacoast (2): Edward O’Brien, Sharry Sparks South Central (2): Judy

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NEA-NH Deeply Saddened By The Loss of President Scott McGilvray

Concord, NH – Megan Tuttle, Acting NEA-New Hampshire President, issued the following statement: “NEA-New Hampshire is deeply saddened today by the passing of our President and friend Scott McGilvray. “Scott made the lives of countless others better as a teacher, coach, mentor, friend and leader and he will be greatly missed. He was a tireless advocate for students and educators across the state, dedicating his life fighting to assure every child had the opportunity to succeed. Scott McGilvray made New Hampshire a better place for children. Sott McGilvray, 51, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017, surrounded by his family at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Concord on January 20, 1966, he was the son of John “Bud” and Mary (Duprey) McGilvray. He attended Concord High

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HCR Committee Needs Your Stories

Dear Members and Education Employees: The Human and Civil Rights Committee (HCR) of NH-NEA is requesting your assistance to collect stories! Since the Presidential election season started, we have seen a nation-wide increase in hate talk, crimes and bullying in our schools. Numerous stories have been reported to NH-NEA, and this committee has been charged with working on public responses to what is happening in New Hampshire to our students and our colleagues. To this end, we need your help to collect stories of any incidents of hate talk, racism, sexism, increased bullying related to cultural differences or sexual orientation. These stories can be related to students, families or educational employees. We will utilize these stories in numerous ways, such as; press releases, interviews on NPR and other radio and

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