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.

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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Windham Teacher's 5th Grade Class Wins Classroom Makeover Contest

Radio Host Kidd Kraddick recently held a classroom makeover contest. The show asked teachers to send in videos of their classes doing a “Glee” style performance to get a classroom makeover!

Jennifer Vowles 5th Grade Class from North Windham Elementary in Windham, Connecticut was one of the winners.

The Great American Teach-Off

IB ImageGOOD and the University of Phoenix are sponsoring the second annual Great American Teach-Off for teachers in grades K through 12!

AFTCT Pres. Melodie Peters talks about working together to improve education.
AFTCT Pres. Melodie Peters talks about working together to improve education.

Gov. Malloy Proposes Boosting ECS by $152 Million Over Bienium

On Feb. 5 Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, and leaders from the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and the AFT Connecticut, announced a proposal to significantly increase the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) aid to 117 municipalities, while maintaining level funding to the remaining cities and towns.  The additional aid will also target needed resources and support to the state’s 30 underperforming Alliance District schools.

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