Student PSEA Shout Out! March 2011
Need to Renew Your Membership for 2011-2012?
Early enrollment begins April 1! You can renew your membership starting April 1, and your liability insurance coverage will begin as soon as your membership is processed. Your additional Student PSEA benefits will renew in the fall. The cost for membership for 2011-2012 is just $30, with discounts available for multi-year memberships. Check out www.psea.org/students for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speak Out Against Proposed Cuts to K-12 Public Schools and Higher Education
Did you know that funding for public schools could be cut by $1.2 billion this year? And state funding for higher education could be cut by 50%. Higher education cuts mean higher tuition, cuts to academic programs, and less student loan money for you and your classmates. K-12 education cuts mean larger class sizes and fewer opportunities for children to succeed, along with education job cuts. Visit www.psea.org/studentaction to find out how you can quickly speak up for public schools and higher education. Share the page with your parents and classmates - cuts to higher education will impact all current and future college students, and their families. Speak up and speak out today!
Monday, April 4: Wear your school colors for lifelong learning
The 10,700 members of Student PSEA are encouraged to join educators, civil rights groups, and labor organizations across the nation for a Day of Action on Monday, April 4. Students are encouraged to wear school colors to stand in solidarity for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.psea.org/studentaction.
Interested in Travel? Networking? Building Your Resume?
Consider running for office! Each year, student members are elected to represent Student PSEA at various functions. Depending on the position, you can travel to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Chicago, IL, with additional opportunities available. Plus, PSEA pays for your travel expenses. For more information, check out Running for Office on the Student PSEA Conference website or email email@example.com.
Tell Us What You're Doing and Earn Points for APEX!
Student PSEA members like you do amazing things and we want to make sure this good news travels! Tell us what your chapter is doing by clicking the link below and answering a few quick questions. Please, only one response per activity so we can avoid duplicate entries. Look for your chapter's event to be featured on our Facebook page or in future editions of Shout Out! For APEX competitors, an extra point is given for activities that are submitted via the survey. Take the survey now.
Did you know that Student PSEA has over 10,700 members? Kudos to the following Student PSEA Chapters for helping us reach this amazing milestone by surpassing their membership figures from last year: CalU, Clarion, LaSalle, Lock Haven, Lycoming, Waynesburg, and Wilkes. Interested in helping your chapter grow? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas and activities.
Million Dollar Decision
Although retirement is a L-O-N-G way off, you will be affected by a new pension law that was recently passed. Anyone hired after July 1 will have only 45 days to decide between a 2.0 or a 2.5 multiplier – that determines the value of your pension when you retire. Stay tuned for more information about this law and how it affects YOU and check out the resources available at www.psea.org/pension.
Need Help Paying for School?
Jack Kinnaman Scholarship Applications Available
Have you met anyone who feels they're not paying enough for college tuition? Financial assistance may be available through NEA's <Jack Kinnaman Scholarship>. The deadline to apply is April 15. Link: www.nea.org/home/16692.htm.
Michael Hornick Memorial Scholarship Applications Available
Are you the son or daughter of a PSEA member who works for a school district in Beaver County? Then you can apply for the Michael Hornick Memorial Scholarship. Applications are due June 1. Contact the Midwestern Region office at 724-924-1000 for more information.
Kades-Margolis/Bert Cameron Scholarship Applications Available
Are you the son or daughter of a PSEA member who works for a school district in Allegheny County? Then you can apply for the Kades-Margolis/Bert Cameron Scholarship. Applications are due May 1. Contact the Western Region office at 412-381-2400 for more information.
Keep Us Informed
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