You can contribute to hurricane relief through your union

NEA has partnered with AFT to raise funds for members of the Florida Education Association affected by Hurricane Irma. FEA members are jointly represented by both unions. NEA President Lily Eskelsen García is asking all members to donate to the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund and thanked them for contributing to the NEA Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

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Teachers make far less than other similarly educated professionals, report finds

Teachers in the United States make less than 60 cents on every dollar made by other professionals with comparable education levels, according to new data from the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation. In addition, U.S. teachers work longer hours, at every grade level, than teachers in other countries, according to the OECD’s annual “Education at a Glance” report.

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Legislative Update – September 12 – Teacher licensing changes proposed

WEAC is closely monitoring several provisions included in the state budget that impact teacher licensure. With any of the measures, which insiders say are likely to pass, the DPI will have a big role in developing the rules for enactment. WEAC leaders are committed to being front-and-center as an educator voice as procedures are adopted.

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Survey finds strong support for laws to help Wisconsinites refinance student loans

Results of a new poll commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute finds broad support for reforms to help student loan borrowers. Nearly two-thirds of respondents favor allowing student loan borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can with a mortgage. Since 2013, Republicans in the Legislature have repeatedly blocked legislation to help borrowers refinance their student loans.

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New webinars upcoming on school climate, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and new restorative justice resources

At a time when school climate is at the forefront of our Association’s work on racial and social justice and equity and opportunity, NEA is making the following resources and learning opportunities available that will appeal to members wherever they are on the journey for equity and justice – whether they are looking for ways to improve their impact in the classroom or if they are ready to organize for positive changes to school-wide policies and practices.

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