Applications are being accepted for the next NAKIA Academy for certificated educators across Washington. A continuation of the partnership between OSPI's Beginning Educator Support Teams program and WEA's Advocacy and Organizing Center's Early Career Educators, this is a community that is in continuous growth and support. The academy currently engages with more than 80 people of color members to lead, organize and create equitable spaces in education.
Educators are experts on making sure our students learn honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right. Recent broad-ranging attacks on how we teach and what we teach has created confusion about how we can safely continue teaching accurate and updated curricula to help our students understand our past and present in order to create a better future.