AFT President Randi Weingarten Takes Back-to-School Tour to Connecticut

In Meriden, Weingarten will visit Roger Sherman Elementary School, the third Meriden school to expand learning time for students and collaboration time for teachers with support from the AFT Innovation Fund. Teachers, their union and the district worked together on these efforts to expand enrichment activities focused on academic knowledge and skills as well as art, music, nutrition, fitness and other activities.
 
In New Haven, teachers and the district charted a new a path of collaboration through a bold, outside-the-box contract that has empowered teacher voice, transformed and streamlined the evaluation system to support teachers, increased professional development and leadership opportunities, and boosted supports for educators and students. The contract laid the groundwork for teachers and administrators to continue to work together on school-level reforms.
 
In the coming weeks, Weingarten will also visit schools in Lawrence and Lowell, Mass; Cincinnati; Corpus Christi, Texas; Houston; and elsewhere to kick off the 2014 school year.
 
MERIDEN
 
WHO: AFT President Randi Weingarten
, AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters, Gov. Dannel Malloy, Meriden Federation of Teachers President Erin Benham, local elected and school officials
 
WHERE: Roger Sherman Elementary School, located at 64 North Pearl St.
 
WHEN: Sept. 5, 9:30 - 11:45AM -
  • Classroom visits 9:30 - 10:30AM
  • Conversation with Teachers 10:45 - 11:45AM
 
NEW HAVEN
 
WHO: AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters, Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Haven Federation of Teachers President David Cicarella, local elected and school officials
 
WHERE: Fair Haven Elementary School, located at 164 Grand Ave.
 
WHEN: Sept. 5, 1:15 - 4 PM -
  • Classroom visits 1:15 - 2:15PM
  • Conversation with Teachers 2:30 - 4:00PM
 
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The AFT represents 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators. Follow AFT President Randi Weingarten on Twitter at @rweingarten.