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Calling All Aspiring Educators

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.   Learn more about the NEA Aspiring Educators Program

Homeroom 603 Podcasts Continue – Conversation With Rep. Shurtleff

NEA-NH’s series of interviews and conversations with candidates continues with Representative Steve Shurtleff from Merrimack. NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle caught up with Rep. Shurtleff at the Statehouse today for a conversation on the issues important to New Hampshire’s educators and students.  Rep. Shurtleff provided stories from his time as a substitute teacher and insights into how, as Speaker of the House, he would address some of our most pressing concerns. Representative Shurtleff is recommended by NEA-NH for his pro-public education record. Listen to the podcast.

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Keene Education Association Builds Community and Membership

by Caitlin Rollo This summer the Keene Education Association participated in the NEA Education Summer program. Through this grant program from NEA – and in partnership with NEA-NH, the KEA participated in the six week program by having six part-time member organizers (each working 5-10 hours a week) out in the field engaging new hires, potential members, and their current membership using new and creative techniques. The goal of this work is to not only grow their membership by twenty-four new members, but create a sense of community within their

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NEA-NH Member Benefits Minute – Complimentary Life Insurance

In this episode, NEA-New Hampshire Member Benefits Coordinator Jeff Kantorowski explains the benefits of the complimentary life insurance policy provided to all NEA members and the importance of naming a beneficiary.   To help give your family the insurance protection and added peace of mind they deserve, the NEA Members Insurance Trust offers Complimentary Life Insurance at no extra cost to Active, Staff, Reserve and Life members. This complimentary coverage includes: Up to $1,000 of term life insurance Up to $5,000 of accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage $50,000 of AD&D insurance for any covered accident that occurs on the job or while serving as an Association Leader $150,000 of life insurance for unlawful homicide while on the job Who Should You be Protecting? Settle this important question today by

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Manchester Educators and Students Deserve Better

Manchester Education Association President Sue Hannan released the following statement this evening: “Manchester educators have received their first paycheck of the year, and nothing has changed. Steps are frozen for the fourth time in 6 years. Contract negotiations are stalled with no meeting scheduled with the school board negotiations committee, and MEA continues to wait for a salary proposal from the board.” “No one on the school board or Board of Mayor and Aldermen is standing up to publicly ask why the negotiations are stalled. To the educators of Manchester, this creates a perception that they do not care about their employees. To add insult to injury, the Aldermen have voted to give all city employees who are currently negotiating contracts their expected pay steps, COLAs and/or longevity. While most

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NEA-NH Announces Spring Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule

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. We will review many pieces of the retirement puzzle, including: – The NH Retirement System – Healthcare and Medicare – Financial Planning – NEA Member Benefits for Retirees. Our current retirement seminar planning schedule includes: Concord 3/13/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/f6qlm4/1Q Manchester 3/27/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/56ql9r/1Q Lebanon 4/4/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/w6qll6/1Q Dover 4/10/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/n6qllj/1Q Wolfeboro 4/18/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/d6qll9/1Q

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Manchester Educators “Rock Stars” During 5-hour Lockdown

During an active shooting incident in Manchester Friday morning, police secured Manchester Central High School while searching for the suspect. That search led them to deploy a SWAT team near the school. The high school went into secure in place at 11:00 a.m. Manchester police officers were present as students inside the school remained in their classes for the rest of the day. The campus at Central has multiple buildings, and students were not allowed to change classes from 11 a.m. on. Ultimately, police made the decision not to release students at the usual dismissal time as students would have to pass through the active scene around the school. Students and staff waited more than five hours beyond the regular dismissal bell before they were bused to Hillside Middle School

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