Paraeducator Lynn Goss selected to serve on national ESSA committee

Menomonie paraeducator – and WEAC member – Lynn Goss has been chosen to serve with State Superintendent Tony Evers on a national committee that will draft proposed rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “With a seat at the table, I can continue to advocate for meaningful collaboration between teachers and paraeducators that ultimately benefits the whole student,” Goss said.

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Teachers feeling overloaded and stressed, according to Baraboo survey

Implementation of new educational requirements from the federal, state and local level, combined with the loss of collective bargaining rights, has teachers feeling overloaded and under growing stress, according to a survey of Baraboo teachers. “There’s initiative fatigue,” Baraboo High School teacher and Baraboo Education Association President Kari Nelson told the Baraboo News Republic. “That is the sense we are getting from our members. It is initiative overload.”

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NEA President: Obama budget rightly shines spotlight on education, students

“President Barack Obama’s budget rightly shines a spotlight on education and students for the eighth year in a row. Educators appreciate and welcome the additional investments in public education,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “However,” she added, “we are concerned that the budget doesn’t go far enough with investments to create more opportunity for all students, regardless of their ZIP code, especially as we shift our attention towards the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.”

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Educators paved way for historic congressional wins in 2015

Hyperpartisan gridlock is the description commonly used when it comes to Congress. But the legislative body notched some significant bipartisan victories for students and educators when it wrapped up its session last month thanks in large measure to the advocacy of educators.

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