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A state Supreme Court decision on pension funding will mean cuts that harm the retirement security of more than 100,000 public school employees and retirees. Details

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Hundreds of educators were in Spokane this month for WEA-sponsored trainings on National Board certification, Common Core, new evaluations, and to help bolster human and civil rights in our schools. High-quality professional development is just one part of WEA's ongoing commitment to members.

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WEA is partnering with OSPI and regional tribes to help inspire a new generation of Native teachers who better reflect the students already in Washington's schools. Video or Mobile Version

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Washington State Teacher of the Year and ELL Specialist Katie Brown recently took time to have a chat with Bill Gates. She explained why it is critically important for educators to have time during the school day to meet, share ideas, learn from one another and get valuable feedback from colleagues -- all to help educate students more effectively.

Energized educators receive $5,000 grant

Cheney Education Association high school teachers Shannon Root and Jacob Troyer are the new recipients of an NEA Foundation $5,000 grant which they will use to teach students about alternative energy by helping them design wind-power generators.

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Here’s a chance to share your voice to help guide the Washington State Board of Education in their strategic planning for the next two years. Take a few minutes to fill out this very short survey.

Prestigious award to WEA-Retired member Jean Savidge

Jean Savidge was awarded the 2014 NEA-Retired Distinguished Service Award at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Jean!


WEA President Kim Mead on delivery of 325,000 signatures for I-1351

WEA members are making history, sending Initiative 1,351 to the November ballot to reduce class sizes statewide as part of the McCleary court decision requiring full education funding in Washington. Kim Mead comments.


U.S. Supreme Court ruling hurts health care workers and patients

In a closely watched labor case involving home health care workers, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to expand workers’ rights but also decided to not radically alter union relations in America -- at least for now. WEA President Kim Mead comments on the decision.


WEA applauds Supreme Court's latest McCleary order

WEA members applaud the Supreme Court's leadership and willingness to hold the Legislature accountable for failing to fully fund K-12 public schools as required by the Constitution -- and its own legislation.

Educators, the people who work directly with our students, know firsthand that the need to fully fund K-12 public schools is urgent and immediate. We can't afford to let the Legislature shortchange another generation of Washington students.

Instead of making more excuses and risking contempt of court charges, legislators should follow the Court's directive and fully fund Washington's K-12 public schools. Our students deserve nothing less.

-- WEA President Kim Mead



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