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Mental Health Resources for NEA-NH Members

Feel like you’re at the end of your rope and your grip is slipping? The past eighteen months have been like no other and educators have faced unrelenting challenges every day. You’re stressed, exhausted and may need some support or someone to talk to other than your spouse or colleagues who are equally spent. You have numerous resources available at your fingertips providing help for your mental health. NEA Member Benefits offers many discount, financial, insurance and retirement planning benefits for NEA members. They also provide a no-cost, convenient option

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On National Recognition Day for ESPs, Thank You For All You Do!

Dear Educational Support Professionals (ESP), The NEA-NH ESP Issues Committee believes that our ESP members fill a variety of important roles in our public schools. Every one of them is critical to the success of each student who attends New Hampshire public schools; no position is more important than another. We believe that our schools are an integral part of making our communities strong. School employees share a common responsibility to provide for the learning environment, the health and mental well-being, and the physical safety of students. We know that

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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 in our approaches to the problems we face each day. Listening to the angry voices at school board meetings and in the media, it’s easy to feel burned out and demoralized. We endured staggering levels of anxiety and pressure over

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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 that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “Politicians like Commissioner Edelblut are using the dog whistle strategy of distraction, division and intimidation

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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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