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Weekly News Round-Up for October 5th
posted by: Melissa | October 05, 2018, 01:19 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, school safety funding, an alleged assault, student loan lawsuits, and more!

 
Is Rigorous Curriculum the Key to Closing the Achievement Gap?
posted by: Melissa | October 02, 2018, 12:23 pm   

As a middle school social studies and science teacher, I felt that if I taught the material with the depth and nuance that it deserved, my students would be engaged. I wanted to give my students the opportunity to experience the curriculum, to explore it, and spend enough time thinking about it. I shied away from poster or shoe-box projects in favor of speeches, debates, and simulations. I wasn’t always successful. I sometimes struggled with how much memorization to require or how much to rely upon note-taking or participation grades, but I was able to create emotional connections for middle schoolers about the fate of Charles I and to elicit passionate debate regarding the pros and cons of nuclear power.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for September 28th
posted by: Melissa | September 28, 2018, 11:01 am   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, the best states for teachers, a dismissal over grades, a Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit, and more!

 
Weekly News Round-Up for September 14th
posted by: Melissa | September 14, 2018, 10:29 am   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, strikes continue, paddling, a plea to teachers, and more!

 
ATTENTION NWPE MEMBERS: Job Protection Benefits Doubled!
posted by: Melissa | September 13, 2018, 10:22 am   

NWPE has DOUBLED job protection benefits in the policy that comes with professional membership. This benefit increase is immediately in effect for all current and future professional members of NWPE and dues are unchanged: $16.50/month.

 
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