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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Watch and share this powerful video featuring union members in New Haven sharing how an administration willing to collaborate makes a difference with our AFT national president and Connecticut’s governor.

The Federal Government, Equity and Civil Rights

AFT and the Albert Shanker Institute last week sponsored a conversation in Washington, D.C. about the stakes involved in reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). There panelists discussed what it will mean for the millions of students who look to their schools for a fair shake and a chance to reach their dreams.
 
Click here to watch the "ESEA at 50" forum's introduction.
 

Renewing the Call to Reduce High-Stakes Tests

Our allies in the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) today announced a proposal that builds on long-running, collaborative efforts to lessen the burden of tests on students in our state's schools. At a press conference an ad campaign and petition drive were launched with the goal of urging lawmakers to take action during the 2015 legislative session to reduce excessive testing.
 
Click here to add your name to the online petition.
 

Clinton Initiative Praises Union Pension Investments

Our AFT national president last week had a unique opportunity to share the positive impact that union pension fund investments are having on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure at the winter meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). There she also discussed the AFT's work in areas such as career and technical education (CTE) and rewriting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
 
Click here to watch video of the meeting's plenary session.
 

Update on Reading Survey for K-3 Teachers

As we informed AFT Connecticut-affiliated union member educators in December, there are two windows of opportunity for completing the Foundations of Reading survey required for K-3 teachers. Local districts may choose the window that is now open or a second which will open in August of this year to meet the statutory requirements of the new survey.
 
Click here for the membership update sent by email in December.
 
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