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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

My Union Experience: Standing Strong for Education for More Than 150 Years

This legislative session is shaping up to be a challenging one. Now more than ever, our collective strength will enable us to serve the needs of our students and members. During the 2016 Campaigns we heard our candidates speak out eloquently in support of public education and labor unions. We also heard the same anti-labor, anti-teacher, anti-public education rhetoric. Sadly, many of those supporting these views have won office. We know that our union experience is far different than the cliches, scapegoating, and name-calling. My union experience starts with recognizing

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Professional Development Activity Update

NEA-NH’s Public Education & School Support (PESS) Happenings by Dr. Irv Richardson and Ally Snyder Summer Leadership Week NEA-NH hosted an excellent week of trainings, August 1-5, 2016, offering 29 classes to 119 members – some of whom attended workshops during each day of the leadership week. Many of the classes were presented by our own staff and board members. Though four classes were cancelled due to low class registrations, we added two Grievance Processing sessions as well as an entire day (August 22) of Collective Bargaining training because the

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The Plan to Gut Public Education

With the election of Donald Trump as president public educators are bracing for the worst. He wants to redirect federal funds toward school vouchers—and his choice of education secretary shows he’s serious. His selection for Education Secretary, billionaire Betsy DeVos, has no education degree or teaching experience, has never attended a public school or sent her children to one, and supports the funding of for-profit schools over public ones. Trump rolled out his $20 billion school voucher plan on the campaign trail. The proposal would redirect huge swaths of the federal education budget away from school districts and toward low-income parents, allowing them to spend a voucher at a public or private school of their choice, potentially including for-profit, virtual, and religious schools. His voucher plan could be a windfall

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Ensuring Safe, Welcoming, and Bias-free Schools

Schools should be havens. But right now, many of our students and educators are scared, anxious, and feeling threatened. Even before the election last month, New Hampshire teachers were witnessing the anxiety and fear that many of their students were experiencing.  Ann McQuade, an ELL teacher in Manchester, a federally mandated refugee relocation center, works closely with refugee and immigrant students who have traveled to New Hampshire from all over the globe. She recalls a student from Mexico who stood in front of her desk with watery eyes and asked, “Miss, is it true if Mr. Trump is elected President of the United States, my family will be kicked out of America?” and “Do you think they will take my Dad away? He brings food home and I don’t know

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Take the Pledge: Safe Learning Environments for Every Student

Schools should be havens. But right now, many of our students are scared, anxious, and feeling threatened. We are hearing from students and educators around the country who are encountering hostile, hateful environments in their schools and communities, with fake deportation notices being handed out and swastikas drawn in bathrooms. We are being flooded with reports of hate speech and images directed at students in our schools. Nooses. Racist graffiti. Threats to our LGBTQ students. Headscarves being torn off. Girls being assaulted. Children are hearing that they are not welcome in their schools and even in the country they call home. There is no place for this in our schools. Educators know that this isn’t about politics, but simply that every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. In

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Setting ‘Macbeth’ in Syria, Sanborn Students Find Parallels That Span Centuries

By TODD BOOKMAN, nhpr Listen to the story on nhpr This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Theater groups around the world are honoring the Bard’s work with traditional and updated stagings of his plays. That includes a new performance of “Macbeth” at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston. There, students are re-imagining the centuries-old tragedy, setting the work in the one of today’s most pressing humanitarian disasters — Syria. “Macbeth” is a story of ambition, of a main character who uses violence to assume the throne, and then resorts to more bloodshed to keep it. He’s a fictional character who could be easily mistaken for any of the modern world’s best known dictators. Men like Hitler, Stalin — and, more recently, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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