MAIN STAGE: New York State is part of PARCC, a consortium that is developing a common core assessment. But it is one of the few states that have rushed to implement a common-core based test before PARCC itself is ready to roll out its own assessment in the 2014/2015 school year.More
I hope that all of you had a wonderful and relaxing summer. As the new school year begins, one of our goals is to increase attendance at our monthly meetings and encourage membership involvement. We welcome your input and if you have suggestions or feedback, please pass them along to your building representatives. Also, please know that anyone of our senior build reps or officers would be happy to discuss any issue or concern that you may have.
The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.
From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT focused intense activity and energy in the first days of March on the all-important reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
AFT PSRPs from two different locals in southern Illinois have created a training program to teach high school and college students about workplace safety
Public recognition comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants and cafeteria workers in southwestern Florida.