What's happening

  • Know someone or a group making a difference in the world?

    The WEA Human and Civil Rights Committee is accepting nominations for individuals or groups who are involved in exceptional work in the areas of community service, cultural awareness, international peace and understanding, and student involvement in Washington state. Anyone from the community can nominate a person or group for the awards.
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  • 2021-22 WEA Elections

    Nominations for the WEA Board, NEA RA State Delegates, NEA RA State Delegates At-Large and NEA Board Directors will open Jan. 17 online. WEA members should check their mailbox for additional details.
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  • TPEP Guidance offers relief for 2021-22 school year

    Educators, students, and schools across our state face enormous challenges this school year. Recognizing this, OSPI, in collaboration with the TPEP Steering Committee, has issued guidance offering some relief in teacher evaluations for the 2021-22 school year.

    Under this guidance, most teachers scheduled for a comprehensive evaluation would instead complete a modified comprehensive, with two criteria instead of eight, and a single student growth goal. Teachers scheduled for a focused evaluation would continue with that focused evaluation and student growth goal.

    The option to pilot the new student growth goal rubrics will remain in place for districts/locals who are interested.
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  • Teaching Truth: Educators' Rights

    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.
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  • Long-term care insurance

    The recent action to delay implementation of the WA Cares long-term care insurance program is creating confusion. While the state will not be collecting premiums from employers until at least April 2022, existing law requires employers to collect these funds from employees beginning Jan. 1. Our districts and colleges can choose to collect those premiums or not. Until state lawmakers take action during the legislative session, what happens to those funds remains unclear and a decision at the local level.
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Washington Education Association stands with those who are courageously fighting against hate, racism and injustice. We recognize that not being racist is not sufficient. We must be actively anti-racist, and we commit to doing so. We prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and access in everything we do. Curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and changes that need to happen. Learn More
WEA’s Commitment to Anti-Racism