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New Research on How to Prevent Dropouts
posted by: Melissa | November 09, 2017, 02:13 pm   

A recent practice guide from What Works Clearinghouse provides recommendations on how to prevent student dropouts. What Works Clearinghouse is a subdivision of the Institute of Education Sciences which focuses on boiling research down into key takeaways. Unlike research papers, this new practice guide is a compilation of all research on the subject, meaning that the recommendations are the ones shown to be most effective.

Religious & Academic Freedom in the Classroom
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 09, 2017, 02:09 pm   

Religious freedom is a hot topic as the courts work on determining its limits. Likewise, teachers are finding their academic freedom is often threatened as they confront tensions and conflicts when teaching about religious holidays and the role of world religions in shaping our culture and world.

Teacher Shuns Union After Attending Leadership Course
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 09, 2017, 12:40 pm   

Mr. Hank Norquist, NWPE member and middle school science teacher from Chehalis, WA, shares the following experience with his teacher union involvement:

During the summer of 2003, while I was an active, dues paying member of the Chehalis Education Association (CEA) and WEA, I expressed a desire to run for the local vice president position. Several CEA officers suggested that I attend the WEA-sponsored “How to be an Effective President” course.& I agreed and attended a week long course that included grievance representation. The presenter was a lawyer from a bank of about a dozen WEA attorneys.

Weekly News Round-Up for November 3rd
posted by: Melissa | November 03, 2017, 03:39 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: the union changes course, a showdown over charter regulations, and a new tax plan!

5 Tech-Free Classroom Innovations, and Ideas for Getting Started
posted by: Melissa | October 31, 2017, 09:51 am   

This article was originally published on, October 15th, 2017

When people think of the future of learning, they envision AI headsets and virtual touchscreens that hover inches from students’ faces; global teams managed by students who interact half-way across the world in digital interfaces that translate content into their native tongue.

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