News & Updates
The DEA is hopeful that in the future when articles are written about negotiations between the DEA and the District, the paper talks to both parties before it goes to press.
Each week we will feature a new video from our members to our new and potential members. Follow the link to watch and enjoy.
In this issue, read about the loss of a mentor, a historic court case, the new NEA President, and a young member who chose to lead. In addition, this issue also includes an interesting perspective on lessons from China.
The ND United’s Fall Conference entitled How to Use Assessment to Inform Classroom Instruction is scheduled Oct. 16-17, 2014 at Mandan Middle School. Credit is pending.
ND United (NDU) President Nick Archuleta and NEA Director Karen Askerooth were at the Rolla Public School, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 to present a $5,000 check to the Rolla Education Association and a $500 check to NDU Board member Brenda Seehafer (center).
North Dakota United, the state’s largest association of professionals, is dedicated to educating our children and providing vital services to all North Dakotans. Our 11,000 members seek candidates for state and local offices who share our commitment to public education and service.
The ESP Conference will be held on October 3-4 at the Quality Inn in Jamestown. The Social is from 7:30-9:30 on the October 3rd. The conference will be the 4th –registration/breakfast beginning at 8:00 and running until 3:30. This conference will run in conjunction with the Hostile workplace seminar in Jamestown.
Attorney Michael Geiermann, NDU General Counsel, and NDU Staff will discuss North Dakota law around the topic of workforce harassment and bullying and how those issues can be addressed in the worksite. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about specific local issues with Mike and Staff. All employees—teachers, support professionals, state/county/public employees and higher education are welcome!
A raise is not just a reflection of your progression as an employee and valued asset of the company you work for. After each year passes, you are that much more experienced, more efficient, more knowledgeable, more valuable to your employer. Your rate of pay should reflect that added value. Also, as time goes by, the cost of living is always increasing. If what you earn from your job is not also regularly increasing at a steady rate, then your income will fall behind very quickly, and you are earning less and less.
Students Against Measure 3 is a grassroots, student-driven organization whose purpose is to bring students from across North Dakota together in opposition of Measure 3, which would remove a student member from the Higher Education Board.
In June, members of the North Dakota Public Employees local, representing public employees statewide within North Dakota United, were asked to send their nominations and petitions of support to be considered as candidates for leadership positions within this new local. Six members of NDPE stood up and volunteered their services as officers and will carry on the work of our union. Since these members were unopposed for the offices for which they ran, and since they submitted petitions that conform to our bylaws, they have been elected by the acclaim of our members.
The Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for planning, developing and instituting programs aimed at improving and advancing the skills and knowledge of NDU's members, both teachers and ESP. Other functions include serving on numerous states, NEA and AFT committees, coordinating the student and retired programs, grant writing, researching, serving as lead NDU contact for state and federal teaching and learning issues, and lobbying.