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Class Size Counts has delivered 325,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office to lower class sizes across Washington and to qualify Initiative 1351 for the November ballot. Video or Mobile Version

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First-time NEA delegates Erica Lebens-Englund, of Cheney, and Jeanine Coghlan, of East Valley near Spokane, say they're energized by the 9,000 educators at the NEA Representative Assembly in Denver, making decisions to improve public education nationwide.  

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WEA is partnering with OSPI and regional tribes to help inspire a new generation of Native teachers who better reflect the students already in Washington's schools. Video or Mobile Version

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Weighing In ...
Class size on the ballot
07/25/2014

Class Size Initiative-1351 is officially certified! Secretary of State Kim Wyman says a team of 10 signature checkers finished their work which began last Monday late Thursday. Sponors of I-1351 brought in 348,072 signatures. Officials checked 10,442 random signatures. Of those checked, there was an error rate of just over 11 percent, far below the average error rate of 18 percent. The Class Size initiative is one of three initiatives by the people to appear on this November’s ballot. The other two both deal with background checks for gun purchases.


Report finds teacher pay "painfully low"
07/23/2014

Much is written about low teacher salaries and beginning teachers, but a Center for American Progress report focuses on mid- and late-career teacher salary and found they are lacking all over the country.


Chimacum teacher nationally recognized
06/24/2014

Congratulations to Chimacum teacher Maren Johnson, one of 39 public school educators named as recipients of the 2015 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence, the NEA Foundation has announced.


Compressed folder

Here are the files ... I tried e-mailing but Comcast told me it was too big.

http://www.washingtonea.org/content/ftp/Red-BW-small.zip

http://www.washingtonea.org/content/ftp/White-BW-small.zip

As you probably know, just right click the folders to unzip after you've downloaded them. I'd already sized the images to 8x10 format for the wall display -- I'm not sure who is doing that part -- so these are not quite 1x1.5 ... more like 1.15 x 1.5. Let me know if that's a problem, or if you have trouble getting these files to work.

Thanks!

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