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Our Members Earn National Honors

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program for 32 years has recognized outstanding public schools and celebrated some of the most skilled and effective teachers, paraprofessionals and school support staff in the country. The award is considered both a high aspiration and a recognition of significant achievement for education professionals.
Click here to learn more about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program.
Our members of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers and Federation of Education Personnel at Jefferson Magnet were recognized for closing the achievement gap of the students they serve. Members of our Portland Paraprofessional Organization were honored for their middle school’s “exemplary high performing” category award.
Click here for our letter of congratulations to our Norwalk local union president.
Click here for our letter to our Portland local union president.
Both Jefferson Magnet and Portland Middle School will be among those recognized next month at the annual Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony in Washington, D.C.
At a time when economic and social factors that pressure our children make it difficult for them to succeed, our members in Norwalk and Portland have shown what is possible. More than congratulations, we offer them our thanks for their commitment to reclaim the promise of public education for all.
Melodie Peters
President, AFT Connecticut
Steve McKeever
First Vice-President, AFT Connecticut
Jean Morningstar
Second Vice-President, AFT Connecticut

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