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 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 

Upcoming NEA ESP Professional Development Webinars Announced

What Does it Mean to be a 21st Century Education Leader? December 12, 2019 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST Education Support Professionals, like all educators, are making, and will face, some of the toughest decisions in the history of their union and public education. To be equipped, educators must come to see themselves as leaders in their unions and in their professions. Developed by practitioners, and using proven research and theories on leadership development, the NEA Leadership Competency Framework provides a lens through which educators can self- identify their leadership

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McAuliffe Sabbatical Seeking Applicants With Great Ideas

Do you know a teacher with a great idea about education? If so, please consider recommending the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical program to them. Each year the sabbatical, administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, awards a year-long leave of absence to an exceptional New Hampshire public school teacher. The sabbatical provides the teacher with the time, space and funding to explore, through a self-designed project, new ideas and ways to enhance classroom teaching. This is a unique opportunity for a full-time classroom teacher and their school to gain statewide recognition

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Legislative Update: Getting Ready for 2020

Things have started to heat back up on the Government Relations front. Here’s what we’re looking at so far: Protecting Educators The committee to study violence in schools has concluded and issued their report. We engaged very heavily with this committee. Special thanks to Rachel Hawkinson and Esther Dickinson for their integral help in making this a successful study committee for us! In summary the committee is acknowledging both the seriousness of the issue with educators being assaulted as well as the need for changes. In the short term they are recommending statutory fixes that we suggested to them which will take the form of a new piece of legislation. Here are some of the key actions the committee will be asking for: Requiring Joint Loss Management committees to establish

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Beech Street School Teacher Wins California Casualty Music and Arts Grant

Arts and Music programs at 139 public schools in 31 states will be receiving a $250 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty. A total of $34,750 will provide materials, supplies, and instruments for art, music, and performance programs at the schools. The 2019 California Casualty Music and Arts Grant Winners for New Hampshire – Michelle Fargo of Beech Street School in Manchester.   Ms. Fargo, who is a second grade teacher, was awarded a $250 Grant to help purchase art supplies for her classroom.  The grant is designed to foster creativity in schools, such as choir, band, dance, film, theater, computer arts and graphics, or any K-12 curriculum that employs art for learning.  Examples of how the $250 grants for 2019 will be used include: Purchasing special adaptive instruments

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Scholarship Available to Attend 2020 ESP Conference in New Orleans

NHESO, the staff union of NEA-NH, is offering a Jo Campbell Scholarship in the amount of $700 towards the cost of sending one NEA-NH Educational Support Professional member from New Hampshire to the NEA ESP Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20-22, 2020.   The NEA ESP conference is the premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals across the nation. The goal of this conference is to enhance the skills and knowledge of ESP members to positively impact student achievement, build community relations, organize members, advocate for educators, build stronger locals, and help our members do their jobs better. The conference offers more than 50 different hands-on workshops over the course of four days. Pre-Conference workshop opportunities are offered in topics ranging from social justice, membership recruitment techniques and leadership

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NEA-NH Joins Veterans Day Outreach Effort

This Veterans Day the White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center would like to connect with those in Vermont and New Hampshire who have served. “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is requesting your assistance in reaching veterans in your community. As part of celebrating Veterans Day 11/11/19 we are trying to make contact with as many veterans as possible throughout the region and offer them healthcare and other ancillary services,” said Becky Rhoads, Au. D, Associate Medical Center Director. “We would like to say thank you and have a chance to give back. lf you are not enrolled with the VA Healthcare or if you are enrolled but not currently utilizing services, we would like to inform you on how we can serve you better!” continued Rhoads.

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