Lawmakers react to southwest Washington teacher strikes

BY: - September 7, 2023

About 2,000 teachers across Vancouver-area school districts began the school year on strike.  State lawmakers wish this wasn’t the case.  Republican Sen. Lynda Wilson of Vancouver pointed out that teacher strikes in Washington are illegal, which is true — although there aren’t really any penalties. Mercer Island Democrat Sen. Lisa Wellman, who chairs the chamber’s […]

A group of teachers wearing red shirts walking alongside a road with strike signs.

Classes delayed for 30,000 students as more teachers strike in southwest Washington

BY: - August 30, 2023

Special education teacher Angie Latange is one of 1,500 educators at Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver on strike Wednesday. It’s not her first time on strike: Evergreen educators also picketed in 2018. But this strike, Latange said, feels different.  “The energy is higher,” Latange said. “Last time, it was more…salary-based. This time, it’s absolutely not […]

Teachers strike in southwest Washington delays school year for thousands of students

BY: - August 28, 2023

The start of the school year was delayed on Monday for about 7,000 students in Camas, Washington after 450 teachers in the district went on strike.  This is the first time the teachers’ union has ever gone on strike in the district, which is located along the Columbia River, just east of Vancouver, Washington. The […]

Plagued by teacher shortages, some states turn to fast-track credentialing

BY: - July 31, 2023

Faced with alarming teacher shortages, Virginia last month agreed to partner with a for-profit online teacher credentialing company, hoping to get more teachers into classrooms faster and without the higher tuition costs of traditional colleges and universities. While some of the Virginia school board members had qualms about the process, they agreed to give it […]