Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

by Jesse Hagopian  Originally posted in the South Seattle Emerald. Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote to decided if our Seattle Education Association (SEA) should go … Continue reading Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Garfield High School Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 400 23rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98122   This event is supported by the Garfield High School PTSA, Seattle Equality Educators (SEE), the … Continue reading Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au

The Seattle Education Association endorses the Black Lives Matter at School action

Re-posted from I Am an Educator: #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of educators across Seattle to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Oct. 19th Educators in Seattle are starting off the school year dressed for success. In the fist action of this scale, many hundreds of Seattle teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, nurses, and other educators, will wear shirts to school on Wednesday, October 19th, that read, “Black Lives Matter.” This action is part of a Seattle Education Association sponsored day to draw attention to the school-to-prison-pipeline and institutional racism our society. Already over 700 educators and supports have ordered their … Continue reading The Seattle Education Association endorses the Black Lives Matter at School action

Seattle Education Association members ratified the new contract

What we know so far is that at the General Membership Meeting this evening, members of the Seattle Education Association voted to ratify the new agreement with Seattle Public Schools. Per the Seattle Education Association’s website, the highlights of the … Continue reading Seattle Education Association members ratified the new contract

Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11th

If no agreement is reached and the strike continues Friday, instead of walking the picket lines, Seattle Education Association (SEA) teachers and staff will be dedicating their time to community service in honor of 9/11. SEA teachers and staff will be … Continue reading Seattle Education Association’s Day of Service on Friday, September 11th

The 32nd District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike

Do you think Superintendent Nyland and the school board (except for Sue Peters) will be starting to get the hint that they are on the wrong side of the fence on this one? Resolution In Support of the Seattle Education … Continue reading The 32nd District Democrats pass a resolution in support of the Seattle teachers’ strike

You are invited to a Community Meeting to support the Seattle educators’ strike

City Councilmember Kshama Sawant invites you to: Community Meeting to Support the Seattle Educators Strike Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:00 PM  City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor 600 4th Ave (between Columbia & Cherry) Downtown Seattle, WA 98104 After months of … Continue reading You are invited to a Community Meeting to support the Seattle educators’ strike

Does SEA President Johnathan Knapp not know bargaining procedure?

Jonathan Knapp, President of the Seattle Education Association (SEA), continually points the blame of resistance to the teachers’ demands at the Seattle School Board in his Bargaining Updates, but maybe Knapp just needs a little lesson in civics, albeit very local … Continue reading Does SEA President Johnathan Knapp not know bargaining procedure?

Seattle Council PTSA supports the Seattle Education Association teacher walk-out, well, sort of

To follow is the Resolution that was passed by the Seattle Council PTSA: Whereas, these are unprecedented times in Washington state’s history as the State is in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s orders in the McCleary decision and meet the constitutional mandate of amply funding basic education; Whereas, the Seattle Education Association (SEA) has called a one day walk out on May 19, 2015 “to strike for one day to protest the state legislature’s failure to fund 1351 and McCleary, it’s attempt to take away our right to bargain over our wages and healthcare, … Continue reading Seattle Council PTSA supports the Seattle Education Association teacher walk-out, well, sort of

Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing

Press conference on SBAC testing: Opt Out Movement Biggest in Seattle’s History A gathering of community groups, parents, teachers and students from across Seattle question the equity and validity of SBAC testing Garfield High School teachers and parents to announce their opposition to high stakes testing. Technological malfunctions are creating testing chaos in schools. Seattle/King County NAACP to announce position on the new SBAC exam. Opt out numbers from schools around Seattle will be revealed. Who: Parents, students and teachers from schools across Seattle, including Nathan Hale, Garfield, NOVA, Franklin, Chief Sealth, Dearborn Park, and more. Seattle Opt Out group … Continue reading Press conference in Seattle on SBAC testing