PreK-12 Public Education Featured Resources

Becoming a Teacher

Teachers work in an exciting and fast-paced environment where they are required to make quick decisions throughout the day; deliver effective instruction; cultivate a rigorous and nurturing climate for learning; and foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of their students. If you are interested in a personally fulfilling career helping children realize their dreams, improving our society and advancing social justice, find out why becoming a teacher is the right choice for you.

Literacy: The Keys To Success

These resources for parents help explain the standards (or expectations) for what your child should know and be able to do while reading literature and nonfiction (informational) texts. Students will use these reading, writing, speaking and listening skills throughout the school day and across content areas. The suggestions for how you can help are examples of ways in which you might support your child’s learning at home.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

Take Action

While some of the proposed regulations governing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are valid, we have some major concerns and seek changes in other areas.

Weigh in on ESSA regulations.

Sign the petition
Children's health

Children's Health

Students’ wellness affects their ability to perform in school. Learn more and find useful resources.

Linking children's health to education

U.S. Education: A Global Perspective

Visit our site on the triennial PISA report, and the education policies and practices of high-performing countries. Also featured are child poverty statistics from around the United States and how they unmask disparties in education equity.

AFT Calendar