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How To Make Life as a First Year Teacher a Little Easier

Learn From Master Educators How to Thrive in the First Year and Beyond You’ve already prepped yourself for having a successful first quarter, but you still have a whole year left in the classroom! What can you do ensure the rest of your first school year is as successful as the first few months? How do you thrive in the first year and beyond? Join our webinar  for resources and advice for master educators on how to have a successful first year in the classroom. The webinar takes place on

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Helping Children Cope With Traumatic Events

As we wake up to this morning’s tragic news and look for resources, NEA wanted to share links we have up in nea.org/safeschools. NEA Today has also provided this story and links: Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: How to Talk to Students The page hasn’t been rebuilt or updated since Charlottesville so the links that most relevant are found here: http://www.nea.org/home/71339.htm HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH TRAUMATIC EVENTS NEA Healthy Futures School Crisis Guide Knowing what to do in a crisis can be the difference between stability and upheaval. This step-by-step resource

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Hot Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits for October 2017

NEA Member Benefits Click & Save “Buy-lights” for October 2017  Get in the groove for fall and the new school year!  NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for October! ShoeMall.com: Save on the perfect pair of shoes, from athletic to glamorous, and trendy to classic. Get free shipping and 4X the WOWPoints on all orders. The Gap: Outfit yourself/your family for the school year with reasonably priced apparel for men, women and children from one of the largest specialty retailers. Earn 1X the WOWPoints, plus get free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Lowes.com: Select appliances are on sale now! Orders of $399 or more qualify for free delivery, plus you earn 2X the

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NEA-NH President Testifies for Retirement Commission

“…educators hired after July 1, 2011 will never receive 100% of their expected pension.” Today, NEA New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle provided testimony for the New Hampshire Decennial Retirement Commission.  The text of her comments is provided below.   Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, My name is Megan Tuttle and I am the President of the National Education Association of New Hampshire. Prior to becoming NEA-NH President last March, I taught for 19 years in the Keene and Pembroke School Districts.  I want to thank you for the opportunity to speak before you here today. I wish to raise a couple of issues with you and ask that in your deliberations you consider the effect of certain changes made to the retirement system that have a negative impact not

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NEA-NH Reaction to Supreme Court Decision to Hear Janus v. AFSME

Case would make the nation’s entire public sector “right-to-work”  CONCORD, September 28, 2017- Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31. This case is a purely political scheme to further rig the economy against working people and the middle class by striking at the freedom of working people to come together in strong unions. Collective bargaining gives educators and students a voice in their schools and workplace. It not only helps assure fair wages and benefits, but also improves teaching and learning conditions. “That means everyone connected to the school benefits, including students, teachers, education support professionals, administrators, and taxpayers,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “I can’t stress enough that teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions,

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Steps to Help Protect Your Identity Following a Data Breach

Equifax has announced that cybercriminals have exploited a vulnerability in their website, allowing them to gain access to certain files. The data breach appears to have taken place from mid-May through July 2017. The company discovered the unauthorized access on July 29 of this year. Cybercriminals stole names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. In some cases, driver’s license numbers and even credit card numbers were accessed. During the company’s investigation of this breach, it was also found that there was access to some personal information for some UK and Canadian residents. How do you know if you have been involved in a data breach? Usually, data breaches are disclosed via the company’s press release, which reaches news outlets in no time. If you hear about a breach involving an

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NEA-New Hampshire Announces Recommendations in Upcoming Special Elections

Following the results of Tuesday’s primaries in Hillsborough District 15 and Sullivan District 1, NEA-New Hampshire announced the following recommendations in the four Special Election’s scheduled for State Representative between today and November 7th. September 26th Kari Lerner Rockingham District 4 (Auburn, Chester, and Sandown) “As a former educator, Kari knows that a strong public education system is vital to growing New Hampshire’s economy,’ said NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle.  “Like the 200 State Representatives that voted down SB11, Kari also knows that Right to Work has no place in New Hampshire, and that weakening collective bargaining in this state would be detrimental to the workers that make New Hampshire one of the best states in the country to raise a family.” October 23rd Casey Conley Strafford District 13 (Dover

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts and Writing Contests Now Open

Deadline for entries: December 20, 2017 This year’s theme: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 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 –

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