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Vote!

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Please take time to exercise your right to vote before election day Nov. 5. Mail your ballot in and know that your voice matters. Click here for WEA-endorsed candidates.

BEST foot forward

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Donations from WEA locals and councils -- and anyone else -- are being accepted  by WEA Fourth Corner to help the support staff at Bellingham Technical College. Members of the Bellingham Educational Support Team (BEST) honored the faculty union picket lines during last month’s strike and lost four days of pay unless they use personal leave and work extra days during the school year.


New York charters march on

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Check out what’s happening in New York this week as one charter school operator is closing all of her schools for the day to “strongly encourage” parents and students to march in a pro-charter rally.


Stories from school

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Want relevant, timely and compelling reading? Have a look at what your colleagues are writing about in the award-winning website, Stories From School.


Federal shutdown's impact

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The Education Department will be hit if Congress does not act soon but the impact will not be felt at schools, colleges and universities right away.


A demonstration of courage

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Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School history teacher Jesse Hagopian who was honored with major education awards in Washington DC last Saturday from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International.


SAT scores continue to rise

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Once again, Washington’s 12th graders are near the top of the heap in SAT scores this year. The combined average score of 1526 on the 2013 SAT ranks Washington as the fourth highest score among states with at least 50 percent of eligible students taking the test. That national composite scores is 1474.


This day in history

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Fifty-six years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to enforce desegregation. Fifty-one years ago today, an appeal court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the college’s first African American student.


Redrawing school boundaries in Seattle takes toll

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As Seattle prepares to redraw boundaries again, parents, teachers and students are up in arms with new plans for Hawthorne Elementary.


"Accountability tests" not accountable

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As some of you prepare to attend this evening’s Town Hall Meeting in Seattle about standardized testing (see post below), take a look at the Atlanta Journal Constitution article which spotlights how numerous and common errors in standardized tests are plaguing students around the country.


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