AFT Local 1727

Comments on Newtown Teacher's Service on Sandy Hook Advisory Commission

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks today after the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's meeting to present its final report to Conn. Governor Dannel P. Malloy:

Two Years After Tragedy, Newtown Still Needs Help

Mental health services must be sustained in Newtown so that people can continue the long, hard work of reclaiming their lives, a group of teachers who worked at Sandy Hook Elementary told AFT national, state and local leaders just days before the anniversary of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that killed 20 children and six educators at the school.

AFT's Weingarten to Visit Newtown

Washington -- American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten will visit with Newtown teachers and other school employees privately on Tuesday, hold a media availability with Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski and AFT Connecticut First Vice-President Steve McKeever, and present a commemorative piece of art at the evening school board meeting.

Statement on Office of Child Advocate Report on Newtown Shootings

Joint statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters and Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski on the report released today by Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate on the Dec. 14, 2012, killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown:

AFT Helps Launch Memorial to Fallen Educators

The AFT and the Newtown Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1727, are joining the nonprofit National Teachers Hall of Fame this month to honor and permanently recognize more than 100 U.S. educators who have tragically lost their lives while fulfilling their educational duties. On June 12, the Hall of Fame will dedicate a memorial plaza in their honor on the Emporia State University campus in Emporia, Kansas, a project that the AFT is co-sponsoring along with other major education, philanthropic and business groups.
Click here for local news coverage of the event's announcement.

A Letter of Thanks from Sandy Hook Elementary School

During this time of year when we send wishes of peace and think about all we are thankful for, the staff of Sandy Hook Elementary would like to gratefully acknowledge all of the gestures of thoughtfulness, peace and solidarity extended to us over the past twelve months.
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