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Comments on Release of Smarter Balanced Test Scores

Jan Hochadel, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks in response to students' Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) standardized test scores released today by the state Department of Education (SDE):
 

Report: 'The Union Advantage for Women'

AFT has joined a coalition to raise public awareness of union-led reforms that are particularly important in the lives of working women. Many, such as paid sick leave and paid family leave policies, are highlighted in a report, The Union Advantage for Women, released yesterday by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR).
 
Click here for the full report.
 

Cast Your Vote for the Meriden "Miracle"

The unique labor-management relationship that union members have established with administrators in Meriden Public Schools has gained national attention as a model for effectively improving student outcomes. Their story has been selected for a potential presentation at next year's SXSWedu Conference and Festival -- but only if it receives enough votes in their public "panel picker" competition.
 
Click here to vote for the Meriden "Miracle" today.
 

Spotlight: Community Health Center Caregivers

Hundreds of patients, family members and area residents yesterday turned-out for a day of fun and education at the annual Community Health and Wellness Fair in Hartford's North End. The event was hosted by Community Health Services (CHS) in recognition of National Health Center Week (NHCW) and provided an opportunity to spotlight union members delivering the clinic's vital patient care services.
 
 
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