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Here's to Wisconsin's ParaPros!

Here's to Wisconsin's ParaPros! | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"Here's to Wisconsin's ParaPros! Wisconsin’s public schools work because educators give their all every day. WEAC has launched a new campaign to celebrate the role of one group of those educators – the paraprofessionals – or ParaPros! Watch for our campaign on YouTube, Facebook and even Pinterest – and when you see it, please share. It’s up to all of us, working together, to celebrate the great work of every public school educator."

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Years of Persistence Lead to Double-Digit ESP Wage Hikes

Years of Persistence Lead to Double-Digit ESP Wage Hikes | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"Hard work and advocacy pay off as Washington state officials honor a Supreme Court order to properly fund public schools."

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School Nurses Vital to Student Health, In and Out of School

School Nurses Vital to Student Health, In and Out of School | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
Recognition of the importance of school nurses will hopefully help move stalled legislation in Congress that will help schools hire more full-time nurses.
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Summer means long to-do lists for custodial and maintenance staff

Summer means long to-do lists for custodial and maintenance staff | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
For “guardians of the school environment,” summer provides time and space to undertake important projects that help keep schools safe and clean for the upcoming academic year. After all, facilities have a major impact on school climate and student learning and behavior.
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‘Just like in K-12 schools, educators in tech schools are there to help our students succeed.’

‘Just like in K-12 schools, educators in tech schools are there to help our students succeed.’ | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"WEAC Fox Valley Technical College Education Support Professionals President Gary Brilowski took time to discuss the important work of technical college ESPs and faculty with WEAC Secretary-Treasurer Arlene Braden. 'I’m blown away by the magnitude of programming and skill level of the Educational Support Professionals and faculty in the tech college setting,' Braden said. 'The way the faculty and ESP units work together is a good example for locals across Wisconsin.' "

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Sequanna Taylor of Milwaukee elected to ESP seat on the NEA Board

Sequanna Taylor of Milwaukee elected to ESP seat on the NEA Board | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"WEAC member Sequanna Taylor, from Milwaukee, has been elected to an Education Support Professional At-Large seat on the National Education Association Board. Sequanna, who is president of the Milwaukee Educational Assistants' Association and sits on the Executive Board of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, was elected by an overwhelming vote of delegates to the NEA Convention in Boston. The Convention concluded over the weekend."

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WEAC launches major effort to promote, support Education Support Professionals

WEAC launches major effort to promote, support Education Support Professionals | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
WEAC is launching a major effort this year to raise awareness about the value of Education Support Professionals in Wisconsin public schools. The multi-year campaign is designed to demonstrate appreciation for the critical role ESP play in schools, and to support them in developing their skills, with the ultimate goal of further helping children succeed.
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ESPs Are Building Power at Their Locals, MSEA, and NEA

Empowerment was more than a buzzword at MSEA’s ESP Professional Development Day and the 2018 NEA Education Support Professionals Conference in Orlando, where MSEA members found opportunities for…...
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National Education Support Professionals Day is November 14

National Education Support Professionals Day is November 14 | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
National Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day is November 14, 2018! Join NEA and schools across the country as we recognize the amazing ESP who make a difference in the lives of students both in and out of the classroom.
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This school janitor has quietly been giving homeless students clothes, soap and more from her ‘giving closet’

This school janitor has quietly been giving homeless students clothes, soap and more from her ‘giving closet’ | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"Gloves, shoes, belts, pants, sweatshirts, hairbrushes, whatever they need, I've got it," said school custodian Carolyn Collins, who gives away items to kids in need.

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"I marched for education support professionals'

"I marched for education support professionals' | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"I marched for the education support professionals and teachers who are working more than one job, for all the students who are sitting in classes of 35 students and more and getting lost in the shuffle."

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How ESSA Amplifies Support Professional Voices

How ESSA Amplifies Support Professional Voices | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
Custodian and pastor works with the community to implement ESSA and raise ESP voices.
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‘ParaEducators deserve quality, ongoing professional development’

‘ParaEducators deserve quality, ongoing professional development’ | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"The federal education law known as ESSA spells out several opportunities for ParaEducators to receive quality professional development, writes Lynn Goss, a ParaEducator in the St. Croix Central School District and a member of the National Education Association Board of Directors. It's important that all ParaEducators make sure their school districts make these professional development opportunities available and then take full advantage of them. 'Join me as I continue to advocate for targeted and ongoing professional development that all ParaEducators need and deserve,' she writes."

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Wisconsin ESP well represented at national conference

Wisconsin ESP well represented at national conference | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it

"Wisconsin had a very impressive contingent at the NEA Education Support Professionals (ESP) Conference in Dallas. The NEA ESP conference is the premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals across the nation."

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'Angel Bus Driver' Turns School Bus into Hair Salon for Students

'Angel Bus Driver' Turns School Bus into Hair Salon for Students | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
After 11-year-old Isabella Pieri lost her mother, bus driver Tracy Dean offered to braid her hair every morning before school.
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A Push for a Living Wage

A Push for a Living Wage | Education Support Professionals | Scoop.it
Fed up with moonlighting and living paycheck-to-paycheck, education support professionals in Virginia seek fair pay.
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