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Member Mention: Minidoka, ID, Teacher Projects Success
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 25, 2011, 07:08 pm   

Congratulations to NWPE member Jacqueline Wilson, a West Minico Middle School teacher in Minidoka, ID!  Jacqueline was presented with a $500 check and certificate for an NWPE classroom grant.  The funds will purchase a computer projector to enhance her instruction with special education students in the areas of mathematics, reading, and language arts.

Member Mention: Wings Charter Teacher Awarded Grant for Science Materials
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 25, 2011, 05:41 pm   

We are happy to award Mr. David Grindstaff, an NWPE member and teacher at the Twin Falls, ID, Wings Charter School, with a classroom grant for $422 to purchase earth science curricular materials to enhance student achievement. 

AAE and the Issue of Forced Unionism
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 25, 2011, 02:49 pm   

In light of the labor battles brewing across the country, members and others interested in our organization have inquired about AAE's position on compulsory unionism, forced dues, strikes, and sick-outs.
Member Mention: Lynden Teacher Wins Grant for Math Novels
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 24, 2011, 05:53 pm   

Northwest Professional Educators is proud to award Mr. Jeff Seely, a math teacher at Lynden High School in Lynden, WA, with a classroom grant for $255 to purchase a classroom set of the novel The Housekeeper and the Professor, an engaging novel that contains a good deal of real mathematics.  Mr. Seely plans to use the books to capture the imaginations of his students, to broaden their perspectives, and to encourage rich conversations about mathematics.

Member Mention: Meridian, ID, Teacher Awarded Grant for "Bird by Bird" Program
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 24, 2011, 03:53 pm   

Ms. Daisey Horner, a 10th grade biology teacher at Mountain View High School in the Meridian School District and member of Northwest Professional Educators, has been awarded a classroom grant for $500.  The grant will fund the purchase of binoculars for use by biology students in the “Bird by Bird” program organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Partnered with the Idaho Children and Nature Network, the goal of the program is to improve student observation skills and attention spans as well as to promote a love of nature through outdoor activities.

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