- About AFT CT
- Professional Development
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.
Reading Initiatives from Public Act 12-116
- By July 1, 2013, the State Department of Education will establish a professional development program in reading instruction
- By July 1, 2013, the SDE will develop a coordinated statewide reading plan for students in Grades K-3.
- By January 1, 2013, the SDE will develop or approve a new reading assessment for Grades K-3.
- By July 1, 2013, any certified employee with a remedial reading and remedial language arts endorsement and any certified employee with a comprehensive special education endorsement will achieve a satisfactory score on the reading instruction exam approved by the State Board of Education on 2009.
- By July 1, 2014, all certified teachers serving in Grades K-3 will take a practice version of the reading instruction examination approved by the State Board of Ed on April 1, 2009. Each local and regional board of education shall annually report the results to the SDE.
We are, of course, concerned about this ambiguous language and the SDE has not offered any concrete directions at this point. AFTCT is working to clarify the intent and to protect its members from any harm.
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