Wisconsin educators deserve credit for rising graduation rates, Martin says

WEAC President Ron Martin on Tuesday praised Wisconsin educators for the key role they played in helping raise graduation rates. “Tremendous credit for high graduation rates is due to Wisconsin Public School educators who are working harder in more difficult conditions,” Martin said. “There is still much work to do to close gaps, and educators are already implementing solutions through our union. We stand ready to partner on addressing this critical issue with families, administrators and elected officials.”

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Advocacy by Eau Claire educators leads to postponement of school board action on proposed benefit changes

At a meeting packed with nearly 100 members of the Eau Claire Association of Educators and supporters, the Eau Claire School Board voted unanimously Monday night not to cap health and dental benefits at the current 2018-19 rates and postponed changes to other post-employment benefits (OPEB) for the time being.

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Evers congratulates Wisconsin’s 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers Monday congratulated eight Wisconsin elementary schools that received National Blue Ribbon School honors from the U.S. Department of Education. They are: Bannach Elementary School, Stevens Point Area Public School District; College Park Elementary School, Greendale School District; Flynn Elementary School, Eau Claire Area School District; Gibraltar Elementary School, Fish Creek, Gibraltar Area School District; Iron River Elementary School, Iron River, Maple School District; Parkview Elementary School, New London School District; Prairie View Elementary School, De Soto Area School District; and Roosevelt Elementary School, Kenosha School District. 

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Racine educators, supporters pack school board meeting to advocate for quality public schools and a fair pay raise

Members of the Racine Education Association, Racine Educational Assistants Association and labor supporters from throughout the area packed a school board meeting this week in a pro-public education display of solidarity and to demand a fair and reasonable cost-of-living increase for the people who devote their lives every day to the children of the community.

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