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.

A Letter of Thanks from Sandy Hook Elementary School

During this time of year when we send wishes of peace and think about all we are thankful for, the staff of Sandy Hook Elementary would like to gratefully acknowledge all of the gestures of thoughtfulness, peace and solidarity extended to us over the past twelve months.

Comments on CT's Teacher Evaluation Pilot Program Study by UConn Neag School

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the release today of the report by UConn’s Neag School of Education on implementation of SEED, Connecticut’s model educator evaluation and support system, in 10 pilot districts during the 2012-13 academic school year:

Meriden Teachers Showcase "Solution-Driven" Approach, Improved Student Outcomes

Meriden - Teachers in Meriden yesterday hosted public education advocate and AFT President Randi Weingarten in order to share their firsthand experience with innovative approaches to improve student learning in the classroom. The visit followed a tour of district schools last month by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and recent national attention on the early results of an expanded learning time initiative. The unique role that teachers and their unions have played in planning and adopting the measure has also generated interest from supporters of traditional public schools across the country.

An Open Letter to PreK-12 Teachers and School Support Personnel

This is American Education Week -- a time to celebrate public education and to honor everyone who is involved in making sure that each child receives all that they need to get a high quality public education. We’d like to take this time to thank all of the AFT CT members that work tirelessly each and every day for the children in their schools and their communities.
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