Click on the slide!

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

MORE
Click on the slide!

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

MORE
Click on the slide!

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

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 ...
Go Hawks!
01/20/2015

Everett High School released this lip dub video last April in celebration of Superbowl XLVIII.  It’s fitting to take a look before Superbowl XLIX.


Washington is number one on "Terrible 10" tax list
01/15/2015

Washington is number one in most regressive taxes. That means our laws hurt the poor and benefit the rich. The nonpartisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy’s new analysis places us at the top when it comes to the most regressive tax systems in the nation. With pressure to fund McCleary, now is the time for lawmakers to close corporate loopholes and create a fairer tax system.


Focus on equal opportunities for all students
01/12/2015

As lawmakers in Olympia begin their 105-day session in Olympia today, the NEA is calling on lawmakers in the other Washington to refocus the Elementary Secondary Education Act where it belongs – on ensuring that all students have equal educational opportunities.


WEA Blogs

We welcome your comments

Rep Assembly 2014

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

WEA’s 94th Annual Representative Assembly gets under way Thursday, April 3. Some 950 delegates will meet in Spokane to set WEA policy for the coming year.


VEA going to town

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Vancouver Education Association members are heading to an hour-long Town Hall meeting about Common Core (CCSS) implementation this coming Tuesday, April1. The meeting is part of a National Education Association Raise Your Hand National Day of Action the following day.


Likely New York CCSS moratorium

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders say they are probably going to institute a moratorium on Common Core State Standards(CCSS) implementation for at least three years.


High drama

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

If you happened to be in Ellensburg last weekend, you might have run into some 900 thespians and their teachers from high schools all over the state who were sharing the terrific work they are doing in dramatic arts.


True grit

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Politico tells us that today is more than just the first day of spring. Today is Character Day. More than 1,000 colleges, schools, organizations and even the White House are talking about what it means to be more persistent and courageous. Part of the day includes promoting a film called “The Science of Character.”


Engage in public policy

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Chimacum High School science teacher Maren Johnson is jazzed about Cheney Middle School’s Tammie Schrader. Johnson just returned from the Teaching and Learning 2014 Conference in Washington DC where she says she was “dazzled” by compelling speakers and so on, but that it was Schrader’s session that gave her lots of food for thought. Schrader, who facilitates student coding in her classes, talked a lot about how educators must be involved in creating educational policy.


SBAC backed up

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Officials from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium told states, last Friday, to expect a week-long delay for the rollout of the Common Core pilot tests.


Seattle secretary steps up

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Last week, we invited you to visit Ingraham High School Administrative Secretary Mary Smith’s video imploring Seattle School Supt. Jose Banda to avoid cutting clerical and other staff in the upcoming budget. Seattle EA members are voting down school budgets all over the city. As part of the state’s Classified Employees Week, WEA salutes Mary Smith and we encourage you to watch Smith’s creative video.


A salute to school bus drivers

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

North Kitsap Transportation Employee Mike Buff, who drives students to Wolfe Elementary School, is more than just a good bus driver. Parents say Buff is always there -- a steady presence in the lives of the students.


Thank you to library assistants

Posted by: eddie.w

Tagged in: Untagged 

Library Assistant Kelly Eschbach carries a heavy load at Crestwood Elementary in Kent. Eschbach keeps the Crestwood library doors open supporting students and staff in her work. WEA salutes Kelly Eschbach and library assistants around the state as part of Washington’s Classified School Employees Week. 


<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
WEA Events Calendar
Last month January 2015 Next month
S M T W T F S
week 1 1 2 3
week 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
week 3 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
week 4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
week 5 25 26 27 28 29 30 31