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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Resolved to Improve Common Core Implementation

AFT Connecticut last month participated in the release of the recommendations by the Educators’ Common Core Implementation Task Force that the Malloy-Wyman Administration established in March. Both the governor and lieutenant governor joined us and announced the launch of the "Connecticut Core Initiative" to immediately begin putting the working group's proposals to work.
 
Delegates to the AFT national convention three weeks later passed a resolution in support of the promise and potential of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while criticizing inadequate implementation efforts. 
 

Donna Brazile Announces "Democrats for Public Education" at AFT Convention

Los Angeles - Addressing more than 3,500 members of the AFT at its national convention, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile announced the formation of a new group that she will co-chair called Democrats for Public Education, which will focus on uniting the vast majority of Democrats, who believe in the promise of public education.
 
Click here to watch Brazile's convention speech.
 

Weingarten Lays Out Bold Call to Move Country Forward

AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention in Los Angeles yesterday by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.
 
Click here for the text of President Weingarten's "State of the Union" speech.
 

An End of the Year "Report Card" for Our Union

Summer is nearly here, and for our member educators the 2013-14 school year is coming to a close. We would like to wish all of you a restful and enjoyable summer. You have certainly earned it! And if you are retired, congratulations -- and, again, thank you for your years of service.
 
The elected leadership of AFT Connecticut knows that this has been a difficult year for educators. Teacher Evaluations (TEVAL), the Student Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation have certainly added to your frustrations.
 
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