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Tips to Buy Laptops and More for Remote Teaching Success

Use this checklist to help you choose the right laptop, software and more to set up your home base. by NEA Member Benefits As schools across the country have closed due to coronavirus concerns, teachers are getting their home offices set up so they can successfully deliver remote lessons to their students. However, they’re realizing their computer systems need to be updated to meet the challenge. Many NEA members have contacted us to find out how to use their membership benefits to get discounts on laptops. We’re helping teachers with

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Resources for Retiring Members

As we approach the end of the year, we thought it might be good to remind our retiring members of their resources to help plan and prepare. While the COVID-19 crisis has made it impossible for us to conduct in-person seminars, we’re providing a link to to a previously recorded Retirement Seminar held in February: Information About the NH Retirement System. If you have not do so already, create an account to see your own personal account with the system and you can contact NHRS with any specific questions about

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In Search of Greatness

We have the incredibly exciting opportunity to host a virtual screening of the acclaimed documentary IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS. We may not be able to be on the field or in the classroom right now, but we’ve found an exciting and inspiring way to get everyone together (virtually, of course) and hear directly from the greatest athletes of all time about how they found greatness. The link and password below will give you free access to the film until April 26th. It is also available on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and

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NEA Hosting Live Webinar: What the CARES Act Means for Student Loan Borrowers

Live Webinar Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Congress has enacted the CARES Act, a COVID-19 relief law that includes big changes to those who have student debt.These changes include a suspension of interest and payments for borrowers who have federal student loans from April 10, 2020 to September 30, 2020. NEA is still fighting for a more expansive and more extended suspension of payments. And NEA is also fighting to cancel some or all of our members’ federal student loans.Join NEA for a Zoom webinar Tuesday, April 14 at

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Census Resources for Educators – Everyone Counts

The importance of the U.S. Census to the well-being of children and the strength of their public schools cannot be overstated. Using census data, the federal government allocates tens of billions of dollars in education funds to states and localities annually using formulas that factor in population and poverty levels. An accurate census count is the critical first step to helping educators address the needs of every child who walks through their doors. The census count happens only once every 10 years; when we undercount young children, the consequences can

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NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminar Dates Announced

We all hope for a well-deserved retirement with financial security. NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present seminars to help you plan and prepare. A well-planned retirement can result in fiscal security, but there are many factors to consider. Come and learn how to take full advantage of the resources available to you. Registration for this seminar is $10 per person for NEA-NH members; each can bring one guest for an additional $10.The seminar will run from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Space is limited so register right away by clicking on

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Portion of 2018-2019 NEA-NH Dues Dollars Not Tax Deductible

The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 eliminated the individual federal income tax deduction for lobbying expenses paid or incurred as part of membership dues. This affects only those members who itemize deductions and meet the two-percent minimum requirement for additional miscellaneous deductions. Those members will not be able to deduct that portion of the NEA–NH 2018-19 union dues attributable to lobbying. The non-deductible portion of the dues for 2018-2019 is 9.68% or $44.54 for a full-time teacher.

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Is That Mason The Moose?

In case you haven’t heard, Mason is a Moose on the Loose in NH!! Moose on the Loose is a new curriculum for upper elementary students focusing on state history, civics, economics, and geography developed by the NH Historical Society in conjunction with educators across NH. The website is unit based allowing you to teach all of the units or just a few, and includes student and educator material available for use for free. You can find explainer videos and virtual field trips on the site as well. There are

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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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