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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MTEA leaders recap 2016 as a year of accomplishments and lessons

“It is because of the dedication and commitment of MTEA members, parents, and community members, that our students are performing against all odds to overcome the effects of failed educational policies. Let’s find strength in all we accomplished in 2016 and know that when we stick together we can achieve the impossible. “

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MTEA members led our largest city-wide walk-in October 6

On October 6, 2016, over 2,000 public schools in over 230 cities across the nation participated in “walk-ins” to demand the schools all students deserve. In Milwaukee, MTEA members led 117 walk-ins around the city in what was the strongest school participation we have ever seen during a nationally coordinated day of action for our public schools.

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She stood up for the safety of her students. Her union stood with her.

“I wanted to thank you (my union) so much for all your help last year. I just wanted you to know that my saga ended very happily and it is in part thanks to you all. I will continue to be an excellent educator that looks out for the safety and academic welfare of my students. I love teaching and am now in a district that is making decisions that positively impact kids. Your support and backing gave me the courage to choose a better option for me.”

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