Video Sneak Peeks: A look inside our schools

 

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Lyon Terry, Washington's 2015 Teacher of the Year

Lyon Terry, 2015 Teacher of the Year

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 live.

 

 

Yakima paraeducators win a living wage!

It pays to organize!

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, and how your local can win in local bargaining, too!.

 

 

WE Are WEA!

WE Are WEA!

Educators from across Washington share brief essays on teaching, the value of community, and why they're glad they aren't in this profession alone. See a list of numerous, short essays by our members.

 

 

 

Immigration & Education

Immigration and Education

The immigration debate plays out directly in our classrooms, OneAmerica organizers noted at a rally in Seattle the day President Obama enacted immigration reforms.

 

 

I-1351 TV ad

Math and science would get a boost from I-1351

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.

 

 

I-1351 TV ad

Yes on I-1351

Renton mom Katherine Jones knows our kids get one chance at a quality education. See the latest TV spot as Katherine tells voters it's time to end the excuses and give kids the attention they deserve.

 

 

South Kitsap EA members sent U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan a YouTube message

Listen up, Arne!

South Kitsap EA members and their superintendent sent U.S. Education Sec. Arne Duncan a YouTube message: We don't need to be monitored. We need to be trusted.

 

 

Contract negotiations in Royal City have stalled ...

Contract negotiations heat up in Royal City

Research shows students do better when teachers have time to work together. But contract negotiations in Royal City have stalled as district negotiators insist it's more important to stay in charge than to do what's right.

 

 

I-1351 signatures delivered in Olympia

Delivered: 325,00 petition signatures for I-1351

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.

 

 

Closing a culture gap with the Future Native Teachers Initiative

Closing a culture gap with the Future Native Teachers Initiative

Education is not a common career for Native American students, and in fact only 1 percent of teachers in Washington identify tribal ancestory. WEA partnered with regional tribes and OSPI to change the face of our teaching corps for future generations.

 

 

Issaquah's contract negotiations will take a shot at bargaining away burn-out

Bargaining away burn-out

Concerns are rising that teaching has become a no-win career, with students ultimately paying the price. Issaquah's contract negotiations will seek solutions.

 

 

A bad math lesson for Saida

A bad math lesson for Saida

Saida knows some big numbers. Help her and other students by getting 5 signatures for Initiative-1351. The initiative would reduce class sizes to levels that Washington lawmakers themselves committed to in the McCleary court case.

 

 

2014 ESP of the Year Marguerite Jones

2014 ESP of the Year Marguerite Jones

Meet 2014 ESP of the Year Marguerite Jones. For decades, the Seattle special-ed para has seen schools evolve and history unfold.

 

 

A new hope: Kiona-Benton members join the community to take back their schools

Kiona-Benton members join the community to take back their schools

Faced with an anti-union administration, educators in a small Southeast Washington local joined with community members to take back their schools. Now, with all five previous school board members voted out, the community has hope.

 

 

Teacher of the Year Katie Brown

Teacher of the Year Katie Brown

Reforms like Common Core and new evaluations can help students excel, but only if policy-makers understand the need for collaboration and professional development. Meet Teacher of the Year Katie Brown.

 

 

Deja vu for Lake Washington ESP members

Deja vu for Lake Washington ESP members

Lake Washington ESP members are facing a school administration that once again is turning a deaf ear toward professional wages for professional work. Listen to their story: Video or Mobile version

 

 

eattle members take their issues to the streets

Seattle members take their issues to the streets

With school set to start and numerous bargaining issues unresolved, Seattle educators took to the streets in an effort to spark progress with district negotiators. See Video or Mobile Version

 

 

Seattle is in a Race to the Bottom for class size

Seattle is in a Race to the Bottom for class size

Despite Washington's dismal class sizes, the Seattle School District is trying to make things worse, and wants educators to join the administration's plan to Race to the Bottom.

 

 

Toppenish STEM program is opening new futures in this rural community

Toppenish STEM program is Carmen's Chance

Educators in Toppenish knew options were limited for students who graduated in a community where most jobs land you in agricultural fields or packing houses. So they've created a new future, based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

 

View older WEA videos at our Archive video pages: Latest 4-3-2-1 (highest number is most current) or you may view the WEA YouTube page.