Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit is August 9 in Lake Mills

You are invited to the 3rd Annual Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit – the Wisconsin public education advocacy event of the year: an opportunity like no other to connect with and learn from other supporters of public schools. From parents and grassroots organizers to academics and administrators, the Summit showcases the expertise and experience that all of our statewide partners bring to the important work we do in supporting our students and their public schools.

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Opportunity for schools to engage grade 5-16 students in the design of microgravity experiments for flight to the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education announces Mission 12
to the International Space Station. This opportunity gives students across a
community the ability to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in
low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). One experiment in each
community will be selected to fly to ISS. Mission 12 is open to school districts
serving grades 5-12, informal education organizations and 2- and 4-year
colleges. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than
June 15, 2017.

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WEAC’s National Board Jump Start Training is July 24-26 at UW-Eau Claire

Jump Start is an intensive seminar geared for teachers pursuing National Board Certification who intend to submit components in the 2017-18 school year. This professional development opportunity has been designed by NEA members who are Nationally Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Over the years these union members have worked with thousands of candidates across the country assisting with component entry.

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2017 Green Ribbon School award recipients announced

The two state public schools — Houlton Elementary School in the Hudson School District and Kromrey Middle School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District — are among only 45 schools recognized nationwide as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Additionally, the Washburn School District was among only nine nationwide to receive the District Sustainability Award, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was one of nine institutions that received a Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

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