Archived Updates

Below are the archived updates from the home page:

Update 4/23/2019:

Count down to May 1st! We are a little over a week from our statewide action!

Every day this week, we are highlighting one of our demands. Each day, educators and public school supporters are sharing their stories about why the particular demand is important during a Facebook Live event and through social media graphics. Join us nightly at 7pm here.

  • Monday- More student support staff
  • Tuesday- Reinstate Master’s Degree pay
  • Wednesday- $15 and 5% for every staff person
  • Thursday- Expand Medicaid
  • Friday- Reinstate retiree health care benefits

We are also writing asking lawmakers to take a stand about the issue through a letter-writing campaign through Action Network. Make sure you get to share your voice here. 

Update 4/15/2019:

Durham Public Schools district administration canceled classes for students on May 1- read the Durham Public School Board resolution here.

There will be two community meetings to get people connected to Team Food on Wednesday, April 17th- 10 am at Watts St Baptist Church and 6 pm at E.K Powe.

Update 4/8/2019:

DAE Statement Opposing HB 370

The Durham Association of Educators issue this statement in opposition to HB 370 (Require Sheriff collaboration with ICE) and urge all our elected officials including Governor Cooper to stand against hate and with our immigrant students and community to stop this bill.

As educators, we know how detrimental it is to our students, their families, and our community when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is present in our community[…]

Update 4/8/2019:

Durham Public Schools will be closed for students on May 1! There will be no make-up day. Join us at the April Mass Meeting to get connected to the work. Ready to sign up for a team? Sign up here!

 

Update 4/3/2019:

Join us at the April Mass Meeting

Check out our latest blog post to find links and details about the All Out May 1 action!

Update 3/29/2019:

Last weekend, the NCAE Representative Assembly ratified New Business Item 17- a call for a day of action on May 1st with the following demands to the North Carolina General Assembly:

  1. Fund Student Services to Meet National Standards, including Professional School Counselors, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, Nurses, and Library Media Coordinators.
  2. $15 Minimum Wage + 5% raise for all school workers + 5% COLA for retirees 
  3. Expand Medicaid to improve the health of our students and families
  4. Reinstate state retiree health benefits
  5. Restore advanced degree pay 

Put in your personal day now for May 1st! 

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Update 3/15/2019:

The Building Blitz Campaign for the In This Together In Action survey has begun! Haven’t filled out the survey? Check in with a building leader or your district organizer to get connected!

Update 3/5/2019:

Our March Meeting will have important information about the next steps for a Spring Action! Bring your co-worker, bring your team, bring your whole building! RSVP- tinyurl.com/DAEmarchmadness

Update 2/12/2019:

ICE is snatching our kids and families. We do not have the option to stay silent. Not in our classrooms, not by the ‘water-cooler,’ and not in our communities. Reach out when you need support.

This is the document referenced in our last member meeting with information about supporting families. This will also live in the Immigrant Justice tab under About–Buckets of Work.

Update 2/10/2019:

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Update 2/9/2019:

For those of you who don’t know or haven’t read the Superintendent’s recent message, officers from Immigration Customs and Enforcement have been raiding workplaces and neighborhoods across the state, and across Durham, in the last two days.  We know that several of our students’ families have been directly impacted, and we are already hearing of the fear that is keeping students from going to school and families from taking care of their basic needs.  Please be aware that your students, and co-workers, may be suffering as a result of these actions, and approach one another with kindness, patience, and an “in this together” mentality.

For additional resources for educators hoping to learn more or better equip their students and co-workers in the midst of these actions, please click here. 

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