Click on the slide!

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

Click on the slide!

Kelly Riggle Hower is passionate about her students, and connecting with colleagues through her union, WEA. Hear her heartwarming essay on the art of teaching and the community she entrusts to help students excel. Video or Mobile Version

MORE
Click on the slide!

Class Size Counts, the YES on 1351 campaign, has just declared victory! More results from King, Snohomish and Pierce counties were reported today, providing enough votes to retain the lead. You can read the Class Size Counts statement on their website.

MORE
Frontpage Slideshow (version 2.0.0) - Copyright © 2006-2008 by JoomlaWorks

 

 

pdnetwork_lrg
 

Donate Now to help Washington's kids with the WEA Children's Fund

 
Weighing In ...
Support our Marysville brothers and sisters
11/24/2014

The Marysville Education Association has created a recovery fund to help cover costs associated with tending to the "care and comfort" of those recovering from last month's tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The funds will be available to assist the needs of staff and students affected by the terrible losses.


New film exposes lies about standardized testing
11/20/2014

Standardized tests have been a part of public education for decades. Over the last 10 years, however, the number of standardized tests, the amount of time students lose taking them and the impact on their lives as well as on the lives of those who work in our schools is off the charts. What’s behind this and who is benefitting financially? Watch “Standardized, Lies Money & Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education” tonight, Nov. 20 at 6:30 at the Ark Lodge Cinema, 4816 Rainier Ave. South in Seattle. Following the movie, sponsored by the Seattle Education Association, join in on a panel discussion featuring several teachers and other educators from around the area. Admission is free though donations will be accepted.


Enough already!
11/17/2014

Georgia teacher Ian Altman has a list of seven things educators are tired of hearing from those who are not working with students every day. He created the list based on conversations he has had with teachers and other school employees across the country. Altman also says that "troublemakers" can actually lead us to where we need to go. What do you think?


WEA Blogs

We welcome your comments

Report finds teacher pay "painfully low"

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

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

Posted by: linda.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

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.


Solidarity

Posted by: linda.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

While we are collecting 350,00 signatures to put I-1351 for smaller classes on the ballot, our colleagues in British Columbia have voted to support a full-scale walkout over class sizes and compensation issues, if both sides don't reach an agreement this weekend.


Thanks!

Posted by: linda.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Sometimes we forget the impact we have as educators. Schools are busy places, and teachers and school staff are busy people, so it’s not surprising that we often miss out on chances to reflect upon the influence that we have over the young people in our care.


One signature a day

Posted by: linda.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

It only takes 5! If every WEA member collects five signatures, Initiative 1351 will be on the November ballot. More importantly, that guarantees that Washington's students -- and future generations – will have a permanent chance to learn and succeed in smaller class sizes.


A "sign" of the times

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

One of the best things about collecting signatures for Intiative 1351 is having the chance to talk to people face-to-face and to discuss why lowering class size will make a profound difference in the lives of our students and families.


Is satire taught in school these days?

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, a theater major from Second City Network explains why she believes all teachers are overpaid


Gratitude

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Today, we thank teachers and all of the educators in our schools for their tireless dedication to our students. Appreciation is an understatement. We are in awe of your work.


(Class) size matters

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

“Seattle Education” blogger Dora Taylor explained, last August, why class size matters. Taylor’s post hits the class size nail on the head. Educators around the state are currently collecting signatures for I-1351 – an initiative to lower class sizes. Volunteers have been asking friends, family, neighbors and community members who are registered voters to “sign here for lower class sizes.”


Six-word memoirs from educators

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Your story. Six words. Write it.


<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
WEA Events Calendar
Last month November 2014 Next month
S M T W T F S
week 44 1
week 46 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
week 47 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
week 48 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
week 49 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
week 30