Category Archives: Washington Teachers’ Union


Washington Teachers’ Union Slams OIG’s ‘Crime of Omission’

WTU President Nathan Saunders: ”The Inspector General had a unique opportunity to extensively examine cheating as well as the chance to diminish an environment that encourages cheating–and he failed miserably.”  D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson released the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the 2010 DC CAS investigation.  WTU President said in response [...]

The Irreplaceables Study Infographic

Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools

A new report from the New Teacher Project, a nonprofit research and training organization, titled “The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools.” found that schools nationwide are facing a teacher retention crisis. The report released at an event featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, NEA Secretary-Treasurer Rebecca Pringle, and DC [...]

AFT Delegates

AFT Delegates Pass Resolutions Against High-Stakes Testing, Adopting New Mission Statement, Investing in Jobs

A summary of recent happenings at the AFT Convention. Read the entire release here- Eighteen delegates from the Washington Teachers’ Union have traveled to Detroit for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) national convention where a series of resolutions were passed to reinforce the union’s commitment to solution-driven unionism. AFT delegates called for an end [...]

Mr. Charles Moore

Retirement Announcement: Mr. Charles Moore

After over 40 years of outstanding service and contributions to the Washington Teachers’ Union, it is with both joy and sadness that we announce the retirement of Mr. Charles Moore. Mr. Moore was a Field Service Representative since the early 1970’s and has been a valuable asset and friend to all of us. His many [...]

Field Services Staff Attends Union Leadership Training

By: Donielle Powe The Field Services Specialists attended a training sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in St. Charles, Illinois from June 18- June 21 to hone their union and professional skills at Great Lakes Union Leadership Institute (ULI). During this popular summer training program, the Field staff participated in a course which [...]

Summer Vacation: Break or Shrinking Season?

By: Emmelie De La Cruz Many professionals in other fields often envy the 2 to 3 month break teachers have during the summer months. However, many are not aware of all the activities that are planned around professional development and other work-related responsibilities such as summer school, enrichment camps or even second jobs during the [...]


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