Your experiences can help future American Indians/Alaska Natives educators. This survey is part of a project – sponsored by WEA, tribal organizations and higher education institutions – to improve recruitment and retention of American Indians/Alaska Natives in education careers in Washington State.
Join fellow WEA educators and members of color at our 2014 Human and Civil Rights Leadership Conference Dec. 5-6. The Human and Civil Rights Leadership Conference is a collaborative effort to help current and future educators with issues of cross-cultural competency, social justice and educational equity within the institutions that serve our Washington students.
Do you know of anyone or a group of individuals making a difference in the world? If you do, nominate them for a WEA Human and Civil Rights Award.
After a seven-year legal fight led by WEA, the Supreme Court has upheld cuts in retirement benefits for more than more than 100,000 K-12 educators.
WEA members applaud the Supreme Court's leadership and willingness to hold the Legislature accountable for failing to fully fund K-12 public schools as required by the Constitution -- and its own legislation.
Educators, the people who work directly with our students, know firsthand that the need to fully fund K-12 public schools is urgent and immediate. We can't afford to let the Legislature shortchange another generation of Washington students.
Instead of making more excuses and risking contempt of court charges, legislators should follow the Court's directive and fully fund Washington's K-12 public schools. Our students deserve nothing less.
-- WEA President Kim Mead
Jean Savidge was awarded the 2014 NEA-Retired Distinguished Service Award at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Jean!