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NWPE’s Tim Larson 2017 ESD 101 Teacher of the Year!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 21, 2016, 07:06 pm   

Congratulations to NWPE Member Tim Larson, a third grade teacher at P.C. Jantz Elementary in Odessa, WA.  He has been honored as Educational Service District (ESD) 101’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.  ESD 101 serves and supports 59 public school districts and 46 state-approved private schools in seven counties in northeastern Washington.

Guest Opinion: The Supreme Court Elections Matter this Year
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 21, 2016, 05:51 pm   

Justices will rule on school choice and charter schools again 

by Rep. Matt Manweller

NWPE's Jeff Wehr and Students Stack up Science Awards
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 20, 2016, 01:22 pm   

NWPE’s Jeff Wehr and his students have had another amazing year!  Mr. Wehr, Advanced STEM Research and Education teacher at Odessa High School in Washington state, was honored to be selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.  He was also selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for the Washington Science Teachers Association.  Additionally, he was selected by the Society for Science and the Public to be a guest panelist for STEM research in education, an event which was held in Washington, DC, on October 1st.  As if that was not enough, Mr. Wehr was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) by President Obama.  The National Science Foundation flew Mr. Wehr and his wife Julie (also an NWPE member) to Washington DC for an incredible week filled with an awards banquet, awards ceremony, and visitation to the White House and Capitol Hill.

NWPE's Jason George Achieves Highest Science Honor
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 19, 2016, 04:53 pm   

President Obama has named 213 mathematics and science teachers, including NWPE member Jason George, teacher at Vision Charter School in Caldwell, ID, as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. Jason received his award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on September 8.
Getting Parents on the Same Page of Student Absenteeism
posted by: Cindy Omlin | August 30, 2016, 04:19 pm   

Whether it's due to illness, avoiding school bullies, dealing with challenges at home, or a host of other reasons students miss class, the fact remains that school absences can be incredibly disruptive to the learning process.

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