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NEA-NH Mourns the Loss of Representative Douglas Ley

NEA-NH is deeply saddened by the passing of long-time champion for education, educators, and working families, Douglas Ley. “We grieve the loss of our colleague, Doug Ley,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “Doug’s dedication to public education and to all those who work in our schools enhanced student learning and improved educator working conditions.  His work benefited New Hampshire’s students, schools, and communities. His fighting spirit and steadfast commitment to working families will be missed.” “We extend our sincerest condolences to his wife, sons, and loved ones and hope they

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NEA-NH Congratulates Muriel Hall on Her Victory

CONCORD – NEA-NH congratulates Muriel Hall on her victory in her special election for State Representative.   Muriel ran a positive race about standing up for public education and supporting workers’ rights while her opponent and his allies tried to use the politics of fear and division to win an election. With tonight’s results, Bow and Dunbarton voters sent a clear message to Concord.  Representative-elect Muriel Hall is an accomplished educator and fierce advocate for strong, healthy, and safe communities. These are the priorities Bow and Dunbarton voters want their representative

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NEA-NH Online Ads Target Tax Impact of Massive Voucher Expansion

CONCORD, NH – In light of the Senate’s passage of a budget bill that included the most sweeping school voucher program in the country, NEA-NH has launched an statewide online ad campaign to allow the voices of the state’s property taxpayers to be heard. The voucher provision added to the budget has not received any analysis from the Legislative Budget Assistant and is essentially a blank check written by Senate Republicans to be paid by local property taxpayers of New Hampshire. The NEA-NH campaign aims to raise awareness that this

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Divisive Concepts Language Should be Deleted, Not Amended

Sen. Bradley’s divisive concepts amendment is yet another attempt to whitewash American history by intimidating schoolteachers into avoiding important conversations about race and mischaracterizing history lessons and current event discussions on racism and sexism as some plot to undermine America. The past and the present are interconnected. It’s impossible to teach America’s history without discussing injustice, especially when present-day events mirror historical lessons. The vagueness of this amendment makes it very unclear how it will impact history lessons in New Hampshire. What is very clear, however, are the sanctions for

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NEA-NH: This Budget Can be a Better Representation of the Priorities of the People of New Hampshire

“We have an opportunity on this, National Teacher Appreciation Day, to show the most important people we serve as educators, our students, that we support a strong public education for all by funding our schools and striving to be a more inclusive and just community.“ Today, NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle offered the following testimony to the Senate Finance Committee during their hearing on the state budget bills. Dear Chairman Daniels and Honorable members of the Senate Finance Committee, While the state budget bills contain numerous provisions in them, my testimony

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NEA-NH: We Have a Few Questions, Governor

CONCORD – We’re hoping to get some answers from the Governor at today’s press conference regarding his new order that circumvents the carefully crafted plans of many school districts in the state. Well before the Governor decided to insert himself into this process, school districts had developed safe re-opening plans and were on track to return to full-time classes by early May. Those plans were created with the input of educators, administrators, parents, and health officials to address the unique needs of each school and bring students back AS QUICKLY

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NEA-NH Calling for RedForEd TOMORROW, Thursday, April 8

We’re asking all members and supporters to wear red to show our outrage over the Governor’s order Well before the Governor decided to insert himself into the process, many school districts had developed plans and were on track to return to full-time classes by early May.  Those plans were created with the input of educators, administrators, parents and health officials to address the unique needs of each school and bring students back AS QUICKLY AND AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. This has always been our goal. To call attention to the

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NEA-NH Calling for RedForEd This Thursday

We’re asking all members and supporters to wear red to show our outrage over the Governor’s order that puts us and our students in danger. Without consultation or reason, Governor Sununu announced that all New Hampshire schools must offer a full-time five-day-a-week in-person learning option by April 19. Right now, many school districts are already on track to return to full-time classes by early May. Vaccines are a large part of the solution to keep our educators and kids safe. But they do not reach their maximum effectiveness until 2 weeks

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NEA-NH: This is not the time to let down our guard, Governor

Today, Governor Sununu announced that all New Hampshire schools must return to full-time five-day-a-week in-person learning by April 19. To be clear, there has never been a question about whether educators want to go back into the classroom. We want nothing more than to be back to in-person learning, to be with our students to ensure they have what they need to succeed to end this period of interrupted learning. “Vaccines are a large part of the solution to keep our educators and kids safe. But they do not reach

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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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