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Meet Murray Campbell, building engineer in Yakima and proud WEA member. The WEA is not some distant group. It's us. All of us. Standing together to share quality professional development ... to negotiate tough but fair contracts ... and to ensure your voice is heard. Video or Learn More

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Smaller class sizes are especially important in subjects like math and science, explains teacher Desi Saylors, in the most recent ad by the Yes on 1351 campaign. Learn more at OurVoice or watch the new TV spot.

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An active unionist and National Board Certified Teacher is Washington's new Teacher of the Year. Seattle's Lyon Terry was honored at an awards ceremony Monday. "We teach kids to be great," Terry said. Details

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We learned today of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, staff and families of the community as we struggle to understand what happened. 

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Norma LaChine speaks out about why class size counts!

Weighing In ...
A dangerous trend

First, parents at Gatewood Elementary came up with enough money to pay to keep a teacher there. Yesterday, Garfield High School parents received a letter from their PTSA telling them that Garfield must “produce” $92,000 by this Friday to save a teaching position there. The letter said, “There will be no replacement – the cancelled classes will simply cease to exist and the affected students will finish the semester with a hole in their schedules.”

Booster clubs boost some

A new study highlights the huge inequities at public schools across the country due to private groups raising more and more money to “make up” for inadequate funding. Couple that with the recent effort by parents at a Seattle school who raced to raise money to keep one of their teachers from being transferred and you begin to see the complexities of school funding and inequality of services provided to students.

Vermont teachers have TA

Educators in South Burlington have reached a Tentative Agreement as of Saturday. Thanks to all who sent messages of support. See article directly below for more details.

Compressed folder

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

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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