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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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.

Community to Hartford Officials: "Our School is Being Snatched from Us"

Hartford - Parents of students at John C. Clark, Jr. Elementary and Middle School were joined last night by supporters for a press conference on the threatened take-over of their community school. The event was organized by members of the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and School Governance Council (SGC) ahead of a Hartford Board of Education meeting on the "redesign" of district schools. The parents announced their opposition to the superintendent’s proposal to phase-in control by an outside charter operator of the Clark School beginning next year, to be completed by 2016.
 
 

Hartford Teachers Support Effort to Prevent "Hostile Take-Over" of Community School

Hartford - Education professionals are pledging support for the community in response to the announced "redesign" and hand-over of John C. Clark, Jr. Elementary and Middle School to a charter operator. Hartford Public Schools' teachers, paraeducators, and classroom instruction support personnel on Monday and yesterday attended meetings with families of the students they serve at the school. There they committed to partner with parents to help elevate their voices and ensure that they maintain and continue growing the school’s well-rounded program of academics and enrichment opportunities.
 

Teachers Bring Lawmakers, Parents Together to Grow "Windham United for Great Schools" Movement

Willimantic - Teachers are welcoming pledges of support from Windham's legislative delegation to address growing concerns over the State Department of Education (SDE)-directed "turn-around" of their local public schools. State Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-29) and State Representative Susan Johnson (D-49) last Wednesday attended a forum on the issues organized by the union representing the district's teachers. There they pledged to continue collaboration with local stakeholders and to raise their concerns with the commissioner of SDE and the "Special Master" assigned by the department to Windham's schools.
 

Teachers, Nurses, and Public Service Professionals Back Jack Stacey to Lead Town of East Haven

Rocky Hill - Citing his community ties and service as a public school teacher, members of the 28,000-strong AFT Connecticut have endorsed John "Jack" Stacey as the Democratic Party's nominee for mayor of East Haven. The labor federation's Executive Committee voted to add Stacey to its slate of endorsed municipal candidates for the September 10 Primary Election, and this week informed active and retired members of its affiliated local unions.
 
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