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Voters put education first

Somerset School Board member Patty Schachtner won a special election for the 10th Senate District Tuesday, coming out ahead of Representative Adam Jarchow and signaling that educators and families in the Northwestern Wisconsin district came out to vote education first.

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Spotlight on Locals: Sheboygan Education Association

In the second of a new series of columns titled “Spotlight on Locals,” WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen visits with Sheboygan Education Association President Rebecca Letter. When asked how the Sheboygan’s EA has maintained its strength, Rebecca said, “I give credit to our continued philosophy of we.”  We, according to Rebecca, is the union leadership and the district administration, working together on behalf of the students in Sheboygan.

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70 WEAC members earn National Board Certification

At least 70 WEAC members have earned national certification in 2017, and at least 22 more renewed their certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. “WEAC congratulates these outstanding educators who have committed themselves to making sure they are the absolute best they can be,” said WEAC President Ron Martin. “WEAC is extremely proud to play a role in helping educators achieve this tremendous honor.”

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The so-called ‘Teacher Protect Act’ would ‘supersize the school-to-prison pipeline’ while failing to provide resources to create safety, legislators told

Concerned Wisconsinites gathered at the State Capitol Thursday for a press event followed by a public hearing on AB693, known as the ‘Teacher Protection Act,’ to express their concerns about the proposal’s effects on vulnerable Wisconsin students. While everyone agrees that teachers and students deserve a safe environment for teaching and learning, the ‘Teacher Protection Act’ offers no new resources or ideas for bringing safety through improved relationships and behavior, according to two organizations leading the charge against the bill – Wisconsin Family Ties and Disability Rights Wisconsin.

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