SEA Members! The WEA-NEA delegates election results are in and have been certified by the SEA Board of Directors.
Point to the "Elections Info" tab on the SEA website home page and the dropdown menu will show a tab labeled "Final Results - 2016 WEA-NEA Delegate Elections".
The January 2016 Unity has been emailed to SEA Members' home emails.
Another way to see the current Unity is to click on the graphic in the left-hand column of the home page of our website.
We are gathering across the country as communities to assert that these are our schools and to create and share our vision for the schools our kids deserve.
Too many decisions about public education are made outside our communities and without the voice of parents, their children and the educators who know the students best. By standing up together, in our communities and across the country, we send a strong message to policymakers and educational leaders that we all support fully funded and resourced public schools.
On February 18th parents, educators and students gather in front of their school 30 to 45 minutes before school starts and then walk in together. The school day starts on time. SEA members and school communities will wear red all across the district as well.
Each school community will decide what the structure of the morning will be, here is simple template for the event would look something like this: 1) everyone wear red 2) schools hold a curbside coffee/cocoa and doughnuts event with signs and a table to add to giant "vision boards" of the the schools our kids deserve. 2) Have a moment where students, parents and educators all walk in to the school together. Perhaps they go to the cafeteria for a brief 10 minute program about our vision for schools. 3) School starts on time. Parents have a follow-up task.
What: This training is a joint effort between SEA and SPS and will focus on providing an overview of the TPEP process and the Danielson Framework for Teaching. It is recommended for any teachers who are new to TPEP, want a TPEP refresher, or plan to serve as a TPEP resource in their school. NOTE: These are paid trainings.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this TPEP training, the December 2nd session on Formative Assessment has been rescheduled to February 4th to accommodate more people. If you are already registered for this session you should have received a notice of the change from the district coordinator Lindsay Berger. If you have not yet signed up, you still can on the district website.
The subsequent TPEP training session on Evidence and Artifacts has been rescheduled from February 3rd to March 1st.
Dear SEA Members:
The Washington Supreme Court was clear: The state's controversial charter school law is unconstitutional. The court threw out the entire law earlier this month. Yet, Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson, at the request of private charter school operators, plans to petition the court to reverse its decision and to allow public taxpayer dollars to fund privately run charter schools.
Email him and tell him to reconsider that instead, as the state's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Ferguson should focus on getting the state to comply with another Washington Supreme Court case -- the McCleary school funding decision.
Tell your friends and get them to join in on this!
Send the AG a message: Reconsider, Bob.