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Legislative Update – September 13

The Senate and Assembly education committees will both meet next week. Topics under consideration include character education, school board meeting notices, special education licensure, and out-of-state teacher license reciprocity.

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Students need more resources and program support, WEAC President Martin says

In response to the release of new standardized test scores, WEAC President Ron Martin said, “At the start of a new school year educators welcome everyone in our communities to discuss how, together, we can address increasing barriers to learning including strapped school budgets, student poverty, trauma and mental health concerns.”

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Legislative Update – September 6, 2019

As predicted at the start of the legislative session, things are moving slowly. The Senate and Assembly will not meet in September, next convening again instead October 8-10. According to Capitol insiders, the 18 laws enacted in 2019 equal about a third of the number from back in 2017. Other highlights from Madison this week include the ongoing showdown between Attorney General Josh Kaul and Republican legislators over legal settlements, and the announcement that U.S. Representative Jim Sensesnbrenner is going to retire.

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Together, working through our union, we can ‘reach, teach and inspire the students’

In a video message, WEAC President Ron “Duff” Martin welcomes educators back for another exciting school year and encourages them to continue their outstanding work on behalf of the children of Wisconsin. “The work you do as public school educators is incredibly important, and I know that you give it your all. We make sure that every kid gets a great public education,” he says.

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Legislative Update: August 30

The Republican leaders of the Joint Finance Committee have hired a private attorney – at $290 per hour paid by taxpayers – to sign a confidentiality agreement on behalf of the committee for any proposed settlements reached by Attorney General Josh Kaul.

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WEAC ESP Skills Institute is September 21 in Madison and Mosinee

Boost Your Knowledge with our Education Support Professionals Skills Institute. Education Support Professionals are invited to attend a one-day workshop designed exclusively for your role in supporting and inspiring students. From strengthening your skills in working with students, to promoting a safe school environment, there are plenty of options to meet your professional needs. Free for WEAC members, $50 for support professionals who have not yet joined.

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