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WEAC members: Sign up now for August 16 ‘Teaching Hacks’ workshop!

Sign up now for an August 16 “Teaching Hacks!” workshop presented by WEA Academy at the WEAC Building in Madison. In this workshop, Fennimore Education Association member, science teacher and author Danielle Carlson brings you tips, tricks and ideas to save you time, help you organize your classroom in creative ways, strengthen relationships with students, implement active learning strategies, improve your classroom management skills, and more. This is a WEAC member-only event.

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Public education advocates to hold 4th annual Summer Summit in Appleton on August 1

The Wisconsin Public Education Network is now taking registrations for its Fourth Annual Summer Summit, August 1 in Appleton, hosted by Appleton Area School District and Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education. Anyone with an interest in advocating effectively on behalf of public school children and learning more about the challenges facing our public schools is invited to attend.

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‘Local activism around public education may just transform Wisconsin’s political culture’

The Progressive Magazine this summer took a close look at the history of Governor Walker’s attacks on public schools, educators and students. In an article that recounts the devastating impact of the Act 10 law that undermined collective bargaining, as well as deep cuts to state funding of public schools, author Jennifer C. Berkshire finds reason for optimism in a state known for its fighting spirit and strong support for public schools. “But there is another, more hopeful story to be told about Wisconsin, seven years after Walker officially kicked off his war on labor,” Berkshire writes. “It involves parents and teachers and local grassroots activists coming together to fight for the public schools in their communities.”

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