Friday, May 15, 2009

A Question...

With all the RIF notices, does anyone know if the unemployment department offers educational grants to help newly unemployed teachers the opportunity to go back to school and possibly "retrain" for a different career, if they wish?

If not, should this or could this be a new business item?


  1. Dear WSPA Members,

    The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has approximately $40,000 in scholarship funds available for teachers to add the following endorsements:

    Middle Level Math
    Middle Level Science
    Secondary Mathematics
    Any Secondary Science

    For more information please contact Mea Moore at:

    The deadline for applications is June 12, 2009.

    Best regards,
    Mea Moore

    Mea Moore Coordinator, Educator Programs and Standards
    Old Capital Building
    600 S. Washington Street
    P.O. Box 47236
    Olympia, WA 98504
    (360) 725-6276

  2. Is there anything additional (similar to Boeing layoffs) where they can get funds to help them with new careers, being it might be hard to get back into the education field?