PreK-12 Teachers

AFT Connecticut represents PreK-12 teachers in school districts across Connecticut. AFT Connecticut is a proponent for teachers and education at the local level in our members' school districts and in the state legislature. From contract negotiations to student testing to pensions, AFT Connecticut works to protect teacher rights and provide professional support for members teaching in public schools.


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Connecticut teachers are in need of supplies for their classrooms. You can find out what's needed in your community schools and donate online.


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Click here to watch how union members in Waterford rallied parents and residents to urge their board of education to make better choices and prioritize permanent leadership for their community’s schools.

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):
 

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.
 

Teachers Learn How to Help Grieving Kids

The desire to help students grapple with strong emotions as they face the death of a close family member, friend or teacher is something every school employee has faced. AFT union members have begun a process of training their colleagues in research-based strategies to help ease the effects of grief so that children can grow and learn.

 

Empowering Students to Learn the Lessons of Labor History

Public education, workers' rights and senior advocates yesterday joined the governor for the ceremonial signing of legislation to assist local school districts with teaching the history of the labor movement. The bill, which both chambers of the General Assembly passed in May with bipartisan support, was the culmination of years of grassroots advocacy by AFT Connecticut, union activists and legislators.
 
Click here for press coverage of the bill's final passage.
 
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