Wisconsin Labor History Society Annual Conference focuses on Women and the Labor Movement

The Wisconsin Labor History Society’s 37th Annual Conference, “Women and the Labor Movement: The Quest for Gender Equity and Lessons for the Future,” will feature a keynote address by Annelise Orleck, of Dartmouth College, prominent historian and author of numerous studies on women and gender equity. Hear testimonies from women unionists about their workplace experiences and discuss the future role of the U.S. labor movement as it seeks gender equity. This conference is open to union members, academics, activists and all interested persons.

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Roger King of Holmen wins $5,000 NEA Foundation Grant

Holmen High School agriscience teacher Roger King has received a $5,000 Student Achievement/Learning and Leadership grant from the NEA Foundation. The award, King said, will be used to help Holmen High School educators learn how to instruct farm-to-school techniques in a number of settings.

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WEAC members can now access over 100 free micro-credential courses through WEA Academy

WEAC members can now access over 100 micro-credential courses through the WEA Academy at no charge. Earning a micro-credential is like taking a shortened version of a college course. Micro-credentials are sometimes called digital badges, micro-certifications, or nano-degrees. This free resource is an excellent way for members to hone or expand their professional knowledge and skills with a limited time commitment and at their own pace.

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Nine Wisconsin schools earn national Blue Ribbon honor

State Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated nine Wisconsin elementary schools that were among 342 schools nationwide named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program by the U.S. Department of Education. To be considered for the program, public schools must be among the top schools in the state for overall achievement on statewide assessments or closing achievement gaps between student groups.

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