WEA News

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – Implementation Begins

Even after the historic passage of ESSA, the work in many ways is just beginning. Because the new law does away with so many...   Read More

Teacher Autonomy Declined Over Past Decade, New Data Shows

Not exactly breaking news: Teachers believe their classroom autonomy suffered during the No Child Left behind era. According to just-released federal data from the National Center...   Read More

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? Without a Doubt, Say Researchers

The accountability pressures ushered in by No Child Left Behind more than decade ago reached the nation’s kindergarten classrooms, according to a new study...   Read More

Negotiation Update – January 15, 2016

Representatives for District 50 and the Westminster Education Association met January 14,2016. During the session the District presented no language issues. They presented the...   Read More

Save the Date – WEA presents Student Loan Forgiveness & Retirement Planning Workshop

March 15, 2016       5:00 pm –  7:00 pm       Location TBD The Westminster Education Association invites you to learn about student loan forgiveness and how...   Read More


January 14th You can come at anytime between 4:30 and 8:30 and stay for all of the negotiation sessions or for just part of...   Read More

Educator tax deduction made permanent and improved!

In late December, Congress made permanent the educator tax deduction that allows educators to deduct eligible unreimbursed classroom spending up to $250. The deduction...   Read More

New Colorado State Board of Education Commissioner

State Board of Education appoints former Arizona lawmaker Richard Crandall as the next CDE commissioner.   He will start his job on January 19....   Read More

Was High-Stakes Testing 2015’s Biggest Loser?

Led by educators and parents, the movement to reduce standardized testing notched up critical victories in state legislatures, school boards, and in Washington, D.C., and...   Read More

Life After No Child Left Behind: What’s Inside the Every Student Succeeds Act

Life After No Child Left Behind: What’s Inside the Every Student Succeeds Act It’s official: The NCLB era is over and the Every Student...   Read More