Racine educators win key school board vote on handbook

Racine educators won a key battle Monday night when the school board voted to delay action on changes to the employee handbook until after the administration meets and confers with the elected union leadership of the district’s educators. “Great news from last night!” the Racine Education Association-Racine Educational Assistants Association declared on its Facebook page. “We take our profession seriously and we will collectively stand to make sure we have a voice in how our schools are run.”

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Success Stories from Holmen Education Association

Holmen Education Association has had a busy year of successful endeavors. Among other things, it sponsored an event at the American Legion, adopted a portion of the Halfway Creek Trail, designed a new HEA logo, and hosted WEAC President Ron Martin for Read Across America.

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Kenosha teachers lead campaign for more prep time

Kenosha teachers and their supporters will be back at the School Board meeting this month, again asking board members to increase prep time so that teachers can fully meet the needs of their students. In March, dozens of teachers and supporters packed the board meeting to shine a light on the issue, with several teachers taking to the podium to explain the importance of prep time in helping teachers provide quality education for all students.

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Kenosha educators examine ways to keep classrooms safe and inclusive

The Kenosha Education Association is always looking for ways to provide opportunities to both educators and students that make them feel appreciated for who they are and prepared to take on challenges they face in and outside of the classroom. With a sudden increase of bullying incidents at some of the schools, KEA recognized there was a need to educate its members about how to keep their classrooms a safe and inclusive space for their students. As a result, KEA collaborated with GSAFE Wisconsin, an organization whose mission is to create just schools for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin, to host an exclusive, members only workshop to help attendees learn how to navigate an oftentimes sensitive topic.

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Art Build for Public Education a success!

Over 150 Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association educators, parents, students, and local artists joined together for a recent weekend making art to support the fully funded public schools all our children deserve. An incredible collection of handcrafted banners, posters, and other art pieces were created to use in actions for fair funding for public schools and racial justice.

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