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Washington students deserve a quality education, no matter their ZIP code. Watch this video to learn more and take action at Our Voice.

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Your retirement does not have to be the end of your connection to WEA. Watch this video to hear members share some of the benefits of WEA retired.

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Yakima educators united. They got organized. They hung in there. They pushed back against obstinate administrators. Now they have more cash in their pockets and a living wage. See how they did it! Video or mobile version

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Weighing In ...
Where are the teachers going?
03/09/2015

Why are numbers in college teacher programs falling so quickly? The University of North Carolina School of Education dean says he thinks it’s because people considering the field no longer see it as a stable career. He says the “headache list” is long for teachers with high-stakes testing and efforts to link developmentally inappropriate tests to teacher evaluation.


Brave steps forward?
03/06/2015

A New York elementary school has taken the first step in applying lessons learned from Finland. For many, this is a beacon of hope. If you've seen the film, "Race to Nowhere," you'll know that many agree that homework has gotten out of control.  Some say educators are being asked to teach far more than what is possible to teach in a school year. What do you think?


The time is now
02/19/2015

New York’s 2013 Principal of the Year, Carol Burris, is shedding light on the way high stakes testing is hurting students. She says there comes a time to break rules if it means protecting students from unneccessary high stakes testing and that time is now.


Teaching Equity Conference

Join fellow WEA members, future teachers, administrators and school personnel at a conference to learn about what equity looks like in today's classroom.

 

Premera Cyberattack and WEA members

On Tuesday, March 17, we learned that Premera Blue Cross was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack and we sent out a notice to WEA members advising them about it and forwarding a web link where people can sign up for two years of free credit reporting and identity theft protection. http://www.premeraupdate.com

 

Thinking about retiring?

Are you are a TRS plan 2 or plan 3 member, who is thinking about retiring this year? If so, DRS has just published new information to help you figure out the best month to maximize your benefit.

Check it out here.

 

WEA applauds Supreme Court's latest McCleary order

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

 

WEA decries court ruling that cuts stock profits from pension plans

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.

 

Discounted tickets for Seattle Sounders FC games

Seattle Sounders FC is offering a special discount for select games during the 2015 season to all Washington Education Association members.

 

Prestigious award to WEA-Retired member Jean Savidge

Jean Savidge was awarded the 2014 NEA-Retired Distinguished Service Award at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Jean!

 

Edupourri

Check out these varied and evolving links to miscellaneous items submitted to WEA that are of likely interest to educators in our state. Read more...
 
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