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.

New Federal Testing Proposals: Praise, Caution & Action

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) earlier this month proposed rules regarding student testing under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the nation's new law governing public education. Included in the July 7 announcement were plans for a pilot program that states will likely be able to apply for in the coming school year. The news drew both caution and praise from union leaders -- along with a renewed call to action ensuring that the law's promise as a "reset" of federal education policy continues.
 

Summit Gives Full Context to Challenge of Teacher Diversity

Key public education stakeholders earlier this month convened to address efforts to attract, prepare and retain a teaching workforce that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our nation's students. The May 6 summit in Washington, D.C. drew participation from a full spectrum of organizations and individuals grappling with the issue and was co-sponsored by our national union.
 

Comments on Legislature's Passage of "Job Killing" State Budget

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten and AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel made the following remarks on tonight's final passage of a biennial state budget package in the General Assembly:
 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Who's Your Yoda?

Our national union and our partners at Share My Lesson have teamed up with the U.S. Rebel Alliance for a worldwide online movement to recognize educators and mentors. The Star Wars-inspired "Teach Me You Did" challenge is taking place during 2016's Teacher Appreciation Week to thank those who've made it their life's work to shape future generations.
 
Click here to take the Teach Me You Did challenge.
 
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