Region 6 to Fund Five NEA RA Delegates

This year’s National Education Association Representative Assembly takes place June 30-July 5 in Boston. Region 6’s leaders are working to increase the region and state’s impact on NEA policy decisions by increasing the size and engagement of the region’s RA delegation. To encourage Region 6 locals to participate in the NEA RA, the Region 6 […]

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Registration Still Open for Region 6’s FREE PDP Workshops

Region 6’s PDP Workshops are a great resource for Region 6 members who are in the Professional Development Plan licensure process. More than 100 Region 6 members have used this free resource to help them through the process in the last few years. In the 2016-17 school year, WEAC Region 6 will host 12 free […]

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QEI Gold is Free for Union Members

All WEAC Region 6 members are Gold Tier members of the Quality Educator Initiative (QEI), a free benefit that costs non-members $125 in the first year and $75 every year after that. QEI helps members write their PDPs, find review team members, navigate the approval and verification processes online, and get help when they need […]

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Application Deadline is February 1 for New $1,000 ESP Scholarships

The deadline is February 1, 2017, to apply for one of two new one-year scholarships that will be awarded to WEAC Education Support Professional (ESP) members for study at either a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must be employed, active ESP members of WEAC who are interested in pursuing courses that […]

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Region 6 Funding is Available for March NEA ESP Conference

Region 6’s Representative Assembly delegates voted last May to provide funding for an ESP member to attend the National Education Association’s Education Support Professional National Conference in Dallas March 10-12. Any ESP member who is interested in vying for this funding can call the Region 6 office at 1-800-397-2287 or email Region 6 staffer Barb […]

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Emergency Licensure includes Options for Teachers Close to Retirement

The Department of Public Instruction has created emergency rules changes designed to address a growing teacher shortage in Wisconsin. Some of the changes include the following: Allowing educators near or in retirement to apply for a nonrenewable, five-year license without professional development requirements Increasing the number of days a short-term substitute can be in the […]

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Help Students Learn about Labor and Win Scholarships

The Wisconsin Labor History Society offers two great opportunities for students who want to learn more about organized labor. The 2016-17 Wisconsin Labor History Society Annual Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Cash prizes of from $100 to $500 are available to winners. Students must organize their 750-word essays around the theme […]

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QEI: Region 6 Members are Golden

All WEAC Region 6 members are Gold Tier members of the Quality Educator Initiative (QEI), a free benefit that costs non-members $125 in the first year and $75 every year after that. QEI helps members write their PDPs, find review team members, navigate the approval and verification processes online, and get help when they need […]

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Region 6 Wins All But Two Recertification Elections

Thirty-seven of the WEAC Region 6 local unions that participated in recertification elections October 27 through November 16 won, and two lost. Altogether, 79.5 percent of the eligible employees voted and more than 98 percent of those who voted chose to recertify. These results demonstrate that, overwhelmingly, education employees throughout Region 6 believe in and […]

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Recertification Voting Ends Wednesday at Noon

The local union recertification voting that started on October 27 in more than 40 WEAC Region 6 locals continues until noon on Wednesday, November 16. If you haven’t voted for recertification yet, ask your building representative or your local president if your local is participating in this year’s recertification elections. Look for communications from your […]

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