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NH Educators Join Congresswoman Kuster in American Rescue Plan Roundtable

New Hampshire educators joined Congresswoman Ann Kuster today for a roundtable discussion on the effect COVID has had on our school year and the impact the newly passed American Rescue Plan can have on helping our recovery. NEA-NH members Dan Brodien from Littleton High School, Jennifer Aiken from Vilas Middle School, Christopher Gagnon, from Chichester Central High School, and Larry Ballard from Amherst Middle School, joined Congresswoman Kuster in a wide ranging discussion on how COVID has impacted their personal and professional lives. Congress passed a historic economic relief package,

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Save, Invest and Spend with the NEA Smart Money Account

NEA Member Benefits is excited to introduce a new web and app-based financial services program for NEA members called the NEA Smart Money Account. Offered in partnership with Investor Cash Management Holdings, Inc. (ICM), a banking and investments innovator, the program helps savers become investors by providing one convenient solution that encompasses banking, payments, and investments. The NEA Smart Money Account Program allows members to create an FDIC-insured account with the option to re-direct assets into low-risk securities that may yield higher investment returns. The program enables experienced investors and

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NEA-NH President Offers Testimony Against Right to Work Bill

CONCORD – Today, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle submitted testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 61, a bill to make New Hampshire a Right to Work state. Dear Mr. Chairman and Members of the House Labor Committee, On behalf of NEA-NH and the 17,000 educators we represent in collective bargaining I write to you once again to say, so-called “right to work” is wrong for New Hampshire. Time and time again this legislation has been rejected under Republican and Democrat controlled legislatures and governors. Some of you may be wondering why NEA-NH would still be opposed to a right to work bill when the US Supreme Court has essentially imposed it on public sector workers through its decision in the Janus case. That court decision did not change a simple fact

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UPDATED: NEA-NH Virtual Town Hall: The American Rescue Plan’s Impact on Your School -WATCH THE VIDEO

The recently passed American Rescue Plan contains $122 Billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds that may be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 on pre-K through 12 education, including: Investing in resources to implement CDC’s K-12 operational strategy for in-person learning to keep educators, staff, and students safe; improving ventilation; purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE); and obtaining additional space to ensure social distancing in classrooms. Avoiding devastating layoffs and hiring additional educators to address learning loss, providing support to students and existing staff, and providing sufficient staffing to facilitate social distancing. Implementing strategies to meet the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students hit hardest by the pandemic, including through evidence-based interventions and critical services like community schools. Funding crucial summer, afterschool, and

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NEA-NH Statement on New CDC Student Distancing Guidance

CONCORD – In unpacking the new CDC guidance on social distancing in schools it is important to keep in mind the context in which the recommendations can be implemented. “The CDC guidance clearly states that three-foot distancing can be implemented, as long as other mitigation factors remain in place and are enforced,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “Schools can operate with shorter distances between students, if they maintain precautions such as wearing masks.” The revised CDC guidance states that students should remain at least six feet from each another while eating and during activities like chorus or sports. In addition, the six-foot distance should also be maintained when masks cannot be worn and in common areas like school lobbies and auditoriums. “For a year now, NEA-NH has urged that we

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Ignoring Property Taxpayers, Senate OK’s Unaccountable School Voucher Bill

CONCORD – Today, the NH Senate voted to take funds away from our public schools and raise local property taxes to compensate for that loss in funding. “Ignoring the voices of the thousands of taxpayers who opposed this bill, they voted to send your tax dollars to private and religious schools,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. The absence of real public accountability for voucher funds has contributed to rampant fraud, waste, and abuse in voucher programs across the country. “Their vote on SB130 today opens the door to that type of waste and abuse of NH property tax dollars.” Today’s vote to support vouchers will increase New Hampshire’s education costs by requiring property taxpayers to fund two school systems, one public and one private. “Our public schools will wind up

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