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NWPE's Jason George and Students Score Awards
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 21, 2017, 02:47 pm   

Congratulations to award-winning NWPE member Jason George (Presidential Award Winner in Science Education for 2016).  Mr. George who is a longtime NWPE member and advocate for teacher professionalism contributed to the state’s effort to update Idaho’s science learning standards.  He also recently led his students from Vision Charter School in Caldwell, ID, to a number of awards at the Idaho Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The awards include an all-expense paid trip to the International Science Fair in Los Angeles for Mr. George and the team consisting of T.J. Herndon, Brooklyn Legg, and Luke Campbell who won first place overall competing in the category of Engineering, specifically in the area of high efficiency rocket nozzles. They won the Airforce Engineering Award, Gold in Category, Best in Category, and Best in Fair.

 
Misty James, NWPE Member, on School Choice
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 25, 2017, 02:54 pm   

Misty James, NWPE member, teacher, and Ed.D candidate in Caldwell, ID, pens this editorial supporting public schools and school choice.
 
Celebrate National School Choice Week 2017
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 19, 2017, 09:31 pm   
NWPE supports teachers in all schools of choice, namely, traditional public, public charter, virtual charter, private and parochial schools.
 
Six ‘Protect Yourself Rules’ That All Young Children Must Learn
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 19, 2016, 07:20 pm   

Guest Post by Jon Conte, PhD., University of Washington, School of Social Work 

I’ve dedicated my career to studying child abuse and the traumatic, long-term effects it has on children’s development. Over the decades, two statistics have never strayed far from my thoughts: 

 
Independence Voice Key to NWPE Scholarship Winner
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 08, 2016, 02:28 pm   

Congratulations to NWPE member Tanya McAtee, grades six and eight science and social studies teacher at St. Paul’s Academy in Bellingham, WA.  Ms. McAtee has been awarded a $470 NWPE scholarship to attend the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference where she focused on middle school instructional strategies to integrate the three strands of New Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through inquiry-based science instruction.

 
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