E-Rate vote a big win for students

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today approved a historic increase in the E-Rate program, which aims to provide discounts to assist schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. The National Education Association staunchly advocated to the FCC to increase the program’s funding on behalf students and of its […]

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Educators celebrate Raise Ed Week at Howe Elementary School in Green Bay

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia (center) joined WEAC President Betsy Kippers (second from right), Green Bay Education Association President Lori Cathey (right), Howe music teacher Amanda Vanremortel (left), Howe Principal Christine Fabian (second from left) and a student to celebrate Raise Ed Week at Howe Elementary School in Green Bay Monday (September 22, […]

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Walker dogged by failure to meet his promise on job creation

In 2010, Scott Walker said, “I want my Cabinet secretaries to have branded across their heads, ‘250,000 jobs.’ I want them to know their job is on the line because my job is on the line to create 250,000 jobs in the private sector.” Walker has fallen far short of that goal with Wisconsin tallying […]

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It’s a mess under Scott Walker

This column by WEAC President Betsy Kippers was printed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday (June 14, 2014) As Wisconsin teachers graduate another class of students into the world of work and career, it’s a good time to reflect on how things are going. For our public schools. For our state. Under the sitting […]

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