WEA Academy offers Degrees Not Debt course

Developed in partnership with WEA Member Benefits, the WEA Academy’s new course Degrees Not Debt has been designed to help those with educational loans better understand them and to learn strategies to help manage or reduce their debt. Through short videos, readings, and access to online resources, participants will become familiar with loan details and federal forgiveness programs. This is a free, self-paced course and is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, financial, or tax advice.

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NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship is now accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, a great opportunity for classroom teachers to develop their own global competence and bring the world to their students. The application is open to K-12 classroom teachers who want to gain the skills to prepare their students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.

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Publications help educators recognize and address children’s mental health issues

The Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) has created publications designed to help educators recognize and address children’s mental health issues. The publications are: An Educator’s Guide to Children’s Mental Health, A Guide to Student Mental Health and Wellness, Children’s Mental Health Resource Guide, Children’s Mental Health Classroom Activities, and SuperMe: A Campaign to End Hurtful Teasing. To find out more about these publications and to order them online, go to: www.macmh.org/books.

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Labor History Through Film classes scheduled in Madison and Milwaukee

Labor History Through Film classes will be held in Madison the evenings of October 4 and 11, and in Milwaukee December 1. Films that will be screened include: (time permitting) The Bayview Massacre; Fist Full of Lightening; Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman; With Babies and Banners; At the River I Stand; Requiem for the American Dream; and Global Village of Global Pillage. Between films, discussions will be led by David Nack, Professor, UW School for Workers.

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