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.

Statement from AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters on the school shooting in Newtown

We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire community in the wake of this terrible tragedy. We will be working closely to help the students, teachers, administrators and their families in Newtown as they recover from this tragedy.

We credit the teachers, staff and administrators for reacting immediately to protect the children.

Our thanks go out to all of their first responders for their effort to ensure the safety of all the students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

We will be coordinating grief counseling and support services with our locals the Newtown Federation of Teachers, Local 1727 and the Newtown Federation of Custodians, Local 3924, the Newtown Federation of Education Personnel, Local 3785, along with the State of Connecticut, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA) and the Connecticut Education Association (CEA).

You can click here to leave a message of condolences and support for the students, staff, teachers and families of Newtown, CT.

AFT Campaign Takes on Issue of Excessive Testing

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The AFT has launched the second phase of its campaign against excessive testing, Learning Is More Than a Test Score, which will include a policy agenda that takes into account what we learn from teachers, parents and others.

AFTCT Pres. Melodie Peters, Gov. Malloy and NHFT Pres. David Cicarella observe one of the HSC classes
AFTCT Pres. Melodie Peters, Gov. Malloy and NHFT Pres. David Cicarella observe one of the HSC classes

Governor visits union run high school

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