AFT Local 1478P

'How-To' Manual on Expanded Learning Time Released

Lessons learned from a successful initiative to expand learning time at schools in Meriden can help other unions work with districts to significantly increase opportunities for at-risk students. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) today released a handbook, "It's About Time" that explains how three elementary schools' use of time was redesigned. 
 
Click here to access the handbook.
 

AFT President Randi Weingarten Takes Back-to-School Tour to Connecticut

Washington - American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten will continue her national back-to-school tour Friday in Meriden and New Haven. During her swing through Connecticut, Weingarten will meet with teachers and students and highlight the collaborative efforts in the two cities as a model for reform.
 
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to accompany Weingarten as she visits schools and talks with educators.
 

Celebrating Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed a proclamation recognizing Connecticut’s public school paraeducators in honor of the day set aside to celebrate their vital role in student learning. Members of local AFT unions in our Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) Council were invited to attend the celebration and hear the governor say, "I support you."
 
Click here to see photos of the celebration with the governor.
 
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