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.

Why Market Reforms Failed in DC, NYC, and Chicago

The market-based reforms of the past dozen years have failed. Now they are the status quo, imposed on the nation by NCLB and Race to the Top, will hurt our nation’s children and undermine public education for all children.

AFT and Cartoon Network team up to prevent bullying

AFT president Randi Weingarten joined with Cartoon Network on April 3 to launch the "Stop Bullying: Speak Up" Flag Raising Campaign, a new partnership that will provide educators in more than a thousand schools nationwide with bullying prevention materials and curriculum suggestions.

Newtown Teachers gather for the race.
Newtown Teachers gather for the race.

Sandy Hook Run for the Families a Tremendous Success!

In what has been billed as the largest inaugural run in Connecticut history, more than 15,000 runners turned out on a cold snowy morning to support the families of Newtown.

Shital Shah, Asst. Dir. of Ed Issues for AFT, and Sen. Don Williams advocate for community schools
Shital Shah, Asst. Dir. of Ed Issues for AFT, and Sen. Don Williams advocate for community schools

Community Schools Legislation Critical Step in Education Reform


The Education Committee held a public hearing today on Senate Bill 1002 An Act Concerning Community Schools. This bill would establish full service community schools in alliance districts with the goal of bringing together community partners to provide important student and family services at such schools.



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