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This American Education Week the Word of the Day is Unrelenting

Unrelenting: not yielding in strength, severity, or determination. That’s the word I think best describes the situation we find ourselves in this American Education Week. The mutating virus, the angry pressure applied on our local elected officials by a small, vocal, misinformed segment of our society, the attacks on public education and those who provide it, and now the bounty placed on New Hampshire educators – all unrelenting. Also unrelenting however is our dedication and devotion to our students, our desire to safely remain in our classrooms, and the creativity

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NEA-NH Calls on Governor Sununu to Swiftly Denounce State Sanctioned Bounty Hunters and Repeal Banned Concepts Law

CONCORD, NH – NOVEMBER 12, 2021 – In response to the offering of monetary bounties by political allies of Governor Sununu’s Education Commissioner in return for targeting educators over the new banned concepts law, NEA-NH is calling on Governor Sununu to denounce this vigilante tactic and urge the Legislature to repeal this disaster of a law. Politicians like Commissioner Edelblut who pushed for this ban don’t think children deserve an honest and accurate education bear responsibility for this type of repugnant activity. “We want our kids to have an education

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New Hampshire Educators Believe Distance Learning Should be a Last-Resort District Decision

Proposed new State Board of Education rule sends message that the health and safety of students and educators not a priority.    CONCORD, NH – NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – NEA-NH submitted a letter to the State Board of Education to consider as they addressed proposed rule changes to exclude the use of distance learning in cases of school-wide COVID outbreaks. “Our members view this proposal as far too limiting on local school districts and respectfully request that the Board consider withdrawing their proposal or making substantial changes in order to accommodate for the health and safety of students and staff in our schools,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. NEA-NH surveyed members as to the efficacy of the policy change being proposed. Not surprisingly, 90% of respondents agreed that school

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NEA Discount Marketplace—Exclusive Offers for Members – November Hot Deals and Discounts

The NEA Discount Marketplace, powered by Rakuten, enables members to earn Cash Back when they shop and save on brand-name merchandise from over 2,500 top retailers and online stores.* Check out the following member-exclusive deals in November at neamb.com/marketplace: Dell – Save on powerful desktops and laptops for home, school or office. And with the holidays coming, check out Gaming PCs and accessories. Free standard delivery, with no minimum purchase! Macy’s – Enhance autumn style and comfort with seasonal apparel, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings from Macy’s. Same-day delivery and curbside pickup available. JC Penney – Freshen up your space for fall! Beautify bed and bath and glamorize dining and entertaining! Download coupons for weekend specials. Free standard shipping with orders of $75 or more.  Shoes.com – Favor your

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2021-2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Arts & Writing Contests

For students in Grades 5, 6, 7, & 8 The Martin Luther King Coalition has always considered involving youth an essential component of the community celebration of Martin Luther King Day. After all, in his most famous speech, one of Dr. King’s most poignant statements was the expression of his dream for the children: that they would one day be able to attend school & play together regardless of the colors of their skin. Therefore, from its early years, the Coalition has invited all children from the state of New Hampshire to participate in the celebration, initially through an Arts & Writing Contest Guidelines for EntriesEntries need to reflect how the student both understands and related to the words of Dr. King to their lives as well as to life

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NEA-NH Recommends Education Champion Hilliard for Somersworth Mayor

CONCORD, NH – OCTOBER 25, 2021- During his time as Mayor of Somersworth, Mayor Hilliard has used his voice as an elected leader to fight for more funding for public education and partnered with NEA-NH to expose school voucher schemes that threaten to damage our kids’ education and raise property taxes. Mayor Hilliard’s track record as a leader in this regard has earned him the support of NEA-NH, the only statewide organization that represents the Hilltop city’s educators. “We’ve always maintained that educator voices should be heard as decisions are being made that impact our students and classrooms. As an educator, Dana brings unique qualifications and background to the mayor’s office to help ensure that our students receive the help and support they deserve,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “Dana

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