What's happening

  • Long-term care insurance

    What does the new Washington state long-term care insurance plan mean for you? With the state’s new program starting Jan. 1, 2022, each of us will have to choose whether to join the Washington Cares Fund, to get private insurance such as through NEA member benefits, or both.
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  • Changes to job search unemployment requirements and COBRA subsidy

    Requirements for collecting unemployment are returning to pre-pandemic rules in early July.
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  • Summer learning

    WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project and Special Education Support Center is providing free online professional development this summer. Courses are free and clock hours are available.
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  • Trauma-Informed Self-Care for Educators

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) put together a great resource to help educators with the direct and secondary trauma they may currently be experiencing. The tool takes a comprehensive approach and includes a list of resources and references.
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  • Let students and community know every individual is welcome in your school.

    WEA has produced 8.5x11 and 11x17 posters for school staff to display in your work environment. As part of a New Business Item passed at the 2020 WEA Representative Assembly, WEA will be providing quarterly messages of support for our immigrant and undocumented students, families and colleagues.
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"Every kid who walks in my door - they matter, they are worth it, and I care about them. They deserve every opportunity that I, and the state, can give them. "
Thea Layton, Bainbridge Island EA