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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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It’s our best opportunity in a generation to win increased funding for public education, including educator compensation and smaller class sizes. Details

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Meet Lyon Terry, Washington's 2015 Teacher of the Year. He's a lot like the rest of us, with great days and days that feel like failure. Ultimately, he knows teaching matters: as educators, we change lives. Watch the video

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Weighing In ...
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.


Litzow assails, attacks educators as usual
02/10/2015

WEA members are in Olympia today opposing irrational bills mandating the use of state test scores in teacher evaluations. The bills, sponsored by Sen. Steve Litzow, have no basis in research proving that enacting either one would have any kind of positive impact on student learning. This is part of a national movement assailing teachers. Check out the letter seven teachers of the year in New York sent to their governor for the same kind of test score shenanigans.


State Democrats Oppose Common Core
02/02/2015

While Seahawks fans were gearing up for the Superbowl this weekend, the Washington State Democrats passed a resolution in opposition of Common Core. Read what National Board Certified Teacher Tom White says about dealing with the frustration around this latest development.


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.

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