Members and leaders of the Washington Teachers’ Union gathered at the Kellogg Center at Gallaudet University this week for two days of leadership training, followed by two days of visits to the homes of their WTU colleagues. Participants received training in a number of important areas, including the roles and responsibilities of elected union leaders, grievances, IMPACT (teacher evaluation) rules and procedures, and the top beginning-of-the-year contractual issues. There was also a presentation by DCPS staffers on school system policies governing corporal punishment, alcohol and drug testing, discourteous treatment, testing integrity and other topics. WTU President Elizabeth Davis reported on the Chancellor Selection panel to which she has been named, and attendees filled out a Chancellor Selection Survey, which will help guide the WTU as it participates in the selection of new D.C. Public Schools chancellor...click below to read more.
- report by Roger Glass, photos by Jannett Lopez