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Making the Most of Your Classes After the Exam
posted by: Melissa | April 12, 2018, 02:17 pm   

Recently we heard from AAE member Sarah Torzewski, who spoke to us about keeping student learning ongoing even as we start to wind the year down. Sarah provided some advice from her own experience:

Weekly News Round-Up for April 6th
posted by: Melissa | April 06, 2018, 11:09 am   

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 Oklahoma strike continues, a report on school discipline is released, Secretary DeVos travels to Texas, and more!

The Big, Giant List of Poetry Resources
posted by: Melissa | April 05, 2018, 12:51 pm   

April is National Poetry Month. Learning poetry can connect students to their emotions and to the world around them. Writing poetry can vastly improve a student’s writing in other forms as well. However, poetry is often overlooked in the classroom.

Teacher Unions Seek to Foil Janus Decision Before Ruling Even Comes Out
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 04, 2018, 05:04 pm   

Since the Janus v. AFSCME case was argued at the U.S. Supreme Court, teacher unions have begun lobbying their willing allies in legislatures and statehouses to pass laws that would skirt an expected ruling for workers' rights (expected in June).  Vincent Vernuccio and Chantal Lovell write in Commentary: Unions circumventing the Supreme Court that "Washington state is the breeding ground for most legislation attempting to undermine the court." 

NWPE Members Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Forced Dues
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 04, 2018, 04:35 pm   

On March 16, the Freedom Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington state, filed a class action lawsuit against one of  the most powerful unions in Washington state, the Washington Education Association (WEA).  The suit seeks to stop compulsory union dues as well as seek to provide repayment of the funds unconstitutionally taken from nonunion teachers.

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