Here's What's Brewing Today
Monday, July 18, 2022
AFT delegates reelect Randi Weingarten as President
The WTU was honored to send a delegation to Boston to help re-elect Randi Weingarten as President of the AFT. Read more: American Federation of Teachers Re-elects National Officers, Passes Resolutions at 2022 Convention | American Federation of Teachers (aft.org)
The AFT also released a new report on Teacher Shortages.
Washington Post - D.C.-area schools see spike in teacher resignations
The WTU continues to be concerned with the high rate of teacher turnover that plagues the District. We’ll continue our work with the mayor and council to promote policies that will encourage and support teachers to remain in the District.
DCPS changes to IMPACT
Last week, you received an email from Chancellor Ferebee about changes to the IMPACT evaluation system for SY2022-23. The WTU is reviewing the proposed changes and will continue to work with DCPS and the Council to Replace IMPACT, which an American University study found to be racially biased.
More details here: Evolutions Overview _ Summer 2022 IMPACT Review.pdf (dc.gov)
Teachers at all schools are eligible to receive the IMPACTplus bonus. The amount a teacher receives is dependent upon their IMPACT group and their schools Poverty status (which is largely tied to their Title 1 status) and CS1 status (which is determined by OSSE).
If you have questions, please contact Charles Moore at [email protected].
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AFT Professional Development opportunities
Join AFT’s Share My Lesson for all-new webinars running July 26-Aug. 4. These free, for-credit professional development sessions are great for summertime learning and preparing for the new school year. Register now!
WTU’s 2022 Summer Institute
All WTU courses are peer-instructed and you can earn continuing education credits towards recertification.
Click here to see and register for summer courses: https://www.wtulocal6.net/summer_institute_2022
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