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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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 Elementary and Secondary Education Act at 50

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Arne Duncan's speech yesterday on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) included some promising elements -- as well as others that raise concerns. AFT last week released policy priorities on the law urging an end to a system of "test-and-punish" and a new "support-and-improve" approach for America's students, education professionals and schools.
 
Click here for AFT's priorities for ESEA reauthorization.
 

Child Poverty: Moving in the Wrong Direction

We hear that the global recession has abated, but for many families around the country, the impact of this crisis still reverberates. AFT has studied child poverty statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and has used the data to unmask disparities in educational equity. 
 
Click here to urge your elected representatives to take action to reverse the trend.
 

The Federal Education Department Got Teacher Prep Wrong

There are new proposed regulations out from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) that focus on teacher preparation, and they’re not good. They use unreliable, out-of-context data like K-12 standardized test scores and employment numbers to punish teacher preparation programs.

 
Click here for press coverage of the proposed changes.
 

New Leadership for the State's Education Agency: Update

The State Department of Education (SDE) yesterday announced that its outgoing commissioner has been nominated to serve a new post in the administration of Rhode Island Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo. Stefan Pryor, if confirmed by the state legislature, will head the Ocean State’s recently established commerce department beginning January 6.
 
Click here for a statement on the move from the chair of the State Board of Education (SBOE).
 
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