Tag Archive: NEA

Jul 25

Summer Leadership Academy participants urged to ‘be relentless’

“Be relentless; never give up.” That’s what NEA Executive Committee member Earl Wiman told participants this week at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy, where dozens of members gathered for inspiration and guidance in supporting public education and children. “Push farther and do more than you’ve ever done before,” Wiman said in a keynote presentation in which he emphasized that public education is about helping all children succeed, no matter their zip code.

Jul 17

NEA video honors Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin

A new NEA video pays tribute to Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, winner of this year’s Mary Hatwood Futrell Award at the annual NEA Convention. “There is no greater champion of women’s rights, worker rights and the middle class,” it says. At the end of the tribute video, WEAC President Ron Martin accepts the award on Baldwin’s behalf because she could not attend the ceremony because of her duties in the U.S. Senate. Baldwin was nominated for the award by the WEAC Human and Civil Rights Committee.

Jul 11

Sequanna Taylor of Milwaukee elected to ESP seat on the NEA Board

WEAC member Sequanna Taylor, from Milwaukee, has been elected to an Education Support Professional At-Large seat on the National Education Association Board. Sequanna, who is president of the Milwaukee Educational Assistants’ Association and sits on the Executive Board of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, was elected by an overwhelming vote of delegates to the NEA Convention in Boston. The Convention concluded over the weekend.

May 16

Young delegates find camaraderie, inspiration at NEA Representative Assembly

Approximately 8,000 delegates – including 122 from Wisconsin – will represent state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession at the NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly this summer in Boston. We asked a few of WEAC’s younger delegates why they have chosen to be NEA RA delegates and they said they want to speak up for their students, get more involved in the association and meet new friends and colleagues.

Apr 19

NEA Executive Committee visits MTEA, applauds Community Schools program

The Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association welcomed the National Education Association Executive Committee to Milwaukee Tuesday. The NEA leaders – including President Lily Eskelsen García, Vice President Becky Pringle and Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss – met with MTEA’s leadership, MPS Administration and United Way representatives to find ways to continue the success and growth of Milwaukee’s seven #CommunitySchools.

Feb 23

NEA says Trump’s action on transgender students is ‘dangerous and ill-advised’

“We reject this discriminatory plan because it is a drastic departure from our core values,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “We don’t teach hate, we do not tell people how to pray, and we do not discriminate against people based on their religion, gender, or identity. Period.”

Feb 07

NEA grant helps WEAC promote and support Education Support Professionals

“Support professionals have a direct impact on student learning,” said Arlene Braden, a high school secretary and WEAC Secretary-Treasurer. “We’re excited to lead efforts to recognize their important role and offer opportunities so they have even a more profound impact on students.”

Jan 03

NEA to new Congress: Now is time to renew commitment to public education

The National Education Association and its 3 million members are urging the 115th U.S. Congress to renew its commitment to students and public education, to govern by putting families ahead of partisan politics, and to resist the temptation to undermine the American vision of public education. “We also challenge Congress to take a bold stand against efforts by ideologues, corporations, billionaires and hedge fund managers to undermine and privatize public education and harm our students,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said in a statement.

Aug 10

‘Are you worthy of your students?’

Repeating a question posed by former National Teacher of the Year Kim Oliver, National Education Association Vice President Becky Pringle asked participants at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy Wednesday: “Are you worthy of your students?” … “We cannot say we are worthy of our children as long as fear and inequity, discrimination and injustice exist in our society,” Pringle said. “We cannot answer this question yes as long as one child feels that they are not valued and respected for who they are.”

Jul 29

NEA’s Becky Pringle: Clinton nomination historic, powerful and emotional

Hillary Clinton’s cracking of the glass ceiling for women at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is amazing, National Education Association Vice President Becky Pringle said in an interview with Workers Independent News. “It was powerful. It was encouraging,” she said.

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