PreK-12 Teachers

AFT Connecticut represents PreK-12 educators in local, regional and state districts across Connecticut, as well as private and charter management organization (CMO)-operated schools. Our members are proponents for fully-funding traditional neighborhood schools, holding the boards overseeing magnets and CMOs accountable, and engaging lawmakers to support quality student learning. From contract negotiations to educator evaluations to teachers’ pensions, our state federation is committed to uphold members’ rights and support their collective efforts aimed at serving Connecticut’s youth.

Click here to access our PreK-12 Council’s open Facebook group. *

Click here to access Share My Lesson’s free resources for educators.

Click here to access Donors Choose and help teachers in need of supplies for their classrooms.

* requires approval to participate; does not require FB user account to access.

Teachers News

  • Seeking Solutions to Spiraling Staffing Shortages

    Chronic levels of stress and burnout continue to plague teachers and education personnel in K-12 schools both locally and across the country, fueling an escalating student learning crisis. That’s why our national union teamed up with advocates for a year-long study culminating in a report detailing practical, research-based solutions. Members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated locals contributed…

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  • Demanding Cleaner Air for Educators and their Students

    Too many classrooms across Connecticut are plagued with environmental conditions that impede teaching and learning. In a recently published op-ed, AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel (in photo, below) called out fellow state lawmakers for failing to address this vital public health issue. As a state legislator, she shared why she supported the “Carbon-Free and Healthy…

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  • Speaking Out on Gun Violence

    It was a shooting at a high school in Michigan in 2021 that compelled union activists to co-found Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence. Together, they sought to elevate stories of gun violence in schools and communities in order to change policies. They additionally committed to making resources and support available to educators, support staff…

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