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Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) provides teacher liability insurance, legal services, and caring support without paying for controversial political agendas. Partnered with the Association of American Educators, NWPE advances teacher choice in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon by providing an inexpensive, nonpartisan teacher union alternative that saves teachers, paraprofessionals and principals hundreds of dollars per year. Let the fastest-growing nonunion teacher association in our region protect your career, your reputation, and your future. Join now for twice the liability insurance of the teachers union, guaranteed legal services, and classroom support benefiting academic professionals!

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"We are a crew, not passengers!"

posted by Cindy Omlin | October 15, 2014, 02:48 PM


Congratulations to the students and staff at Pocatello Community Charter School (PCCS) in Pocatello, Idaho.  The school and its program of expeditionary learning were recently featured in the Idaho State Journal article, “Pocatello Community Charter School students experience expeditionary learning.”  According to the Journal, “If people really learn best by doing, the students at Pocatello Community Charter School are on their way to becoming little Einsteins.”

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What Makes for a Good Classroom Observation?

posted by Cindy Omlin | October 01, 2014, 08:44 PM

How to distinguish good teachers from bad remains one of the central debates in education today. Many of the movements of modern education reform revolve that very issue. Using test scores as a means to measure teacher effectiveness has been at the forefront of this effort in recent years, but seems to be falling out of style. With being able to distinguish the good from the bad still a real and immediate need, attention is now turning to classroom observations. 

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Science Star Jeff Wehr Reports

posted by Cindy Omlin | September 30, 2014, 01:29 PM

Jeff Wehr, NWPE member and award winning science teacher at Odessa High School in Washington state, recently reported on some remarkable research achievements by students in the school's Advanced STEM Research (ASR) Laboratory.  Described in a feature article by ESD 101 as “an inquiry based study program that allows students to conduct independent study in any scientific discipline,” ASR is a concept which Wehr brought to Washington from his former teaching position in Montana.

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