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August 2014

 

Houston's Groundbreaking Anti-Bullying Policy for All School Employees (9/12)

AFT's Weingarten on Gallup Poll Showing Widespread Support for Early Childhood Education (9/8)

AFT's Weingarten and Newark Teachers Union's Del Grosso on Schools Superintendent Anderson and Newark's First Day of School
(9/4)

AFT's Weingarten on State Court Ruling on Seattle Early Childhood Initiatives
(9/3)

AFT's Weingarten on Torlakson's Announcement on Vergara Appeal
(8/29)

AFT's Weingarten on Education Secretary Duncan's Testing Announcement (8/21)

AFT Statement Responding to PDK/Gallup Poll that Shows More Americans Skeptical of High-Stakes Testing and Common Core
(8/20)

AFT's Weingarten on Philadelphia School Budget Crisis (8/15)

AFT Secretary-Treasurer Responds to Fordham Institute Report on School Support Staff (8/15)

AFT President on the Death of Michael Brown and Events in Ferguson, Mo. (8/14)

Sandy Hook Elementary School Educators and AFT Members Ask Congressional Members to Support Background Check Bill or Get Voted Out (8/14)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Calls for Full Release of Test Questions
(8/11)

AFT Statement on Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools Gaining Accreditation (8/6)

Reconnecting McDowell Board Votes to Build 'Renaissance Village' from Ground Up
(8/6)

AFT's Weingarten on the Employee Empowerment Act (8/1)

AFT's Weingarten on President Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (8/1)

July 2014

AFT on UFT's Motion to Intervene in the NY Due Process and Tenure Case (7/22)

AFT Hails Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (7/22)

AFT's Weingarten on President Obama's Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ Employees from Discrimination (7/21)

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Randi Weingarten Re-elected AFT President (7/14)

Teachers' Union Takes On Border Crisis at National Convention
(7/14)

AFT and national teachers union of Mexico announce collaboration
(7/14)

Local High School Graduates Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship
(7/14)

AFT Convention Delegates Pass Healthcare Policies

On Staffing Levels, Putting Patient Care over Profits (7/14)

AFT-West Virginia President Elected to AFT Executive Council
(7/14)

American Federation of Teachers Convention Highlights the Fight to Reclaim Higher Education
(7/13)

AFT Members Pass Resolution to Fulfill Promise and Potential of Common Core, Lay Out Action Plan to Fix Botched Implementation
(7/13)

AFT Members Commit to Fighting Back Against Vergara, Harris Decisions (7/13)

AFT Members Pass Resolution Advocating for New Accountability System (7/13)

AFT Convention Delegates Rallied in Support of U.S. Postal Workers at Staples Boycott  (7/12)

New York Leaders Address National Teachers' Union Convention
(7/12)

Philly Leaders Address National Teachers' Union Convention
(7/12)

Chicago Leaders Address National Teachers' Convention
(7/12)

Two Generations of Civil Rights Leaders Address National Teachers' Union Convention (7/12)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Lays Out Bold Call to Reclaim the Promise of America (7/11)

AFT, Freelancers Union Launch New Partnership to Support and Unite Contingent Faculty (7/11)

Updated Agenda for AFT Convention in Los Angeles (7/8)

AFT's Francine Lawrence Named Chair of the Learning First Alliance's Board  (7/9)

AFT’s Weingarten on Education Department’s ‘Excellent Educators for All’ Project (7/7)

AFT's Weingarten on Education Department Offering Additional Flexibility on Teacher Evaluations
(7/2)

June 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Hobby Lobby Decision (6/30)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Harris v. Quinn Decision (6/30)

AFT’s Weingarten on Pa. Supreme Court Ruling Denying Philly SRC Request (6/27)

AFT's Weingarten on Noel Canning v. NLRB Decision (6/26)

AFT's Weingarten Pushes for Passage of the Voting Rights Amendment Act (6/25)

AFT’s Weingarten on the Senate’s Bipartisan Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (6/25)

AFT on Center for American Progress’s Common Core Recommendations (6/25)

Weingarten Announces $10 Billion Investment in Infrastructure and Workforce (6/24)

AFT on TALIS International Survey (6/24)

AFT on State Department's Human Trafficking Report (6/20)

Reconnecting McDowell Partnership Brings West Virginia High School Students To Washington to Explore College, Job World (6/20)

AFT's Weingarten on New York Common Core Legislation (6/20)

AFT President Weingarten on DC Common Core Moratorium (6/19)

Rochester, N.Y., Students Receive 100,000 New Books
In Largest Single Distribution by School District, AFT and First Book (6/19)

Share My Lesson Wins Hermes Innovation Award for Improvement of Human Relation (6/17)

Save the Date:  AFT Convention in Los Angeles, July 11-14, 2014
(6/17)

Alliance/AFT Lawsuit Against Dallas ISD Administrators Succeeds (6/13)

Pittsburgh Teacher Evaluation Results Demonstrate Importance of Due Process and Improvement-Focused Evaluation Systems
(6/13)

Presidents of AFT and Houston Teachers Union on Houston School Board Action
To Hire a Powerful Law Firm and Take Grant Money from Arnold Foundation (6/12)

AFT on World Day Against Child Labor
(6/12)

Newtown union president at dedication of Memorial to Fallen Educators:
'We are all Newtown' (6/12)

AFT's Weingarten on Efforts in Senate to Block Consideration of Sen. Warren's Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
(6/11)

Statement from AFT President Weingarten on Vergara Decision
(6/10)

AFT's Weingarten on the Shooting at Reynolds High School in Oregon (6/10)

Gates Foundation Joins AFT's Call for High-Stakes Pause on Common Core Tests (6/10)

AFT's Weingarten Fights Forward with President Obama on Student Loan Reform (6/9)

AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson Elected to Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (6/6)

AFT on NCTQ's Report on Teacher Attendance
(6/3)

May 2014

AFT Applauds 'My Brother's Keeper Task Force Report' (5/31)

Congress Must Not Abandon School Nutrition Standards (5/30)

AFT's Weingarten on the Passing of Maya Angelou
(5/28)

AFT's Weingarten Says Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Extends Ladder of Opportunity to More Workers
(5/21)

AFT's Weingarten, Civil Rights Leaders, Granddaughter of
Brown v. Board of Education Plaintiff March, Rally in Topeka
(5/16)

AFT's Weingarten on Teacher Migration Study (5/15)

AFT's Weingarten on Newark Mayoral Election (5/15)

Reconnecting McDowell Purchases Buildings for Teacher Village (5/12)

AFT's Weingarten on Department of Education's Announcement to Extend NCLB Waivers Without Teacher Evaluations (5/9)

AFT's Weingarten on Congress Passing the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (5/9)

AFT Announces National Initiative to Reclaim the Promise of High-Quality Healthcare for All (5/9)

NAEP 12th-Grade Math, Reading Scores Not Improving (5/7)

AFT's Randi Weingarten on #BringBackOurGirls (5/7)

AFT's Weingarten: Sen. Warren's Bill Would Offer Immediate Relief to Millions Saddled with Exorbitantly High Student Loan Interest Rates
(5/6)

AFT's Weingarten on Teacher Appreciation Day and Nurses Week
(5/6)

AFT, PFT Launch Extensive Ad Campaign in Philadelphia Exposing Mismanagement by School Reform Commission Chair and Governor
(5/5)

AFT's Weingarten on NYSUT Member Marguerite Izzo's Induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame
(5/2)

AFT's Weingarten on Retired Texas AFT Member Rebecca Palacios' Induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame
(5/2)

Seven Houston Teachers, Houston Federation of Teachers File Lawsuit
Challenging Constitutionality of Value-Added Measure for Evaluations (5/1)

April 2014

AFT's Weingarten on Discovery's Decision to Cancel 'Bad Teacher' (4/29)

AFT's Weingarten to Pearson: Lift Gag Order on Testing, Meet with Stakeholders
(4/25)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Improving Teacher Preparation Programs
(4/25)

AFT, First Book-DC to Distribute 40,000 Free Books for Low-Income Kids (4/24)

Reconnecting McDowell and AT&T Announce Mentor-Internship Program
(4/23)

AFT's Weingarten on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Decision
(4/22)

As Part of Coalition, AFT Releases Blueprint for School-Community Partnerships (4/22)

'Share My Lesson' Now Has a Half-Million Users and Counting (4/22)

AFT's Weingarten on Latest News About Ukraine's Jewish Community (4/18)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Passing of Basil Paterson (4/17)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (4/11)

AFT Announces National Initiative to Reclaim the Promise of Higher Education (4/11)

AFT President Weingarten on National Coming Out Day for Undocumented Students and the Educators Who Work with Them (4/9)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Youth CareerConnect Announcement (4/7)

AFT: Supreme Court Sides with Big Money in Politics (4/2)

AFT's Weingarten on New York State Budget (4/2)

AFT's Weingarten on the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
(4/1)

Ryan Budget Proposal Strips Rungs From the Ladder of Opportunity for Working Americans and Their Children (4/1)

AFT on PISA Problem-Solving Skills Assessment (4/1)

March 2014

AFT President Applauds Philly Community Leader Helen Gym on White House Award (3/31)

AFT President Weingarten on Minneapolis Teachers' Contract Ratification (3/29)

AFT President Weingarten on the Vergara Trial's Closing Arguments (3/27)

AFT President Visiting New Zealand, Australia (3/26)

Share My Lesson Website Reaches 300,000 Resources (3/26)

AFT's Weingarten: Action Needed to Address Equity Gap (3/21)

Joint Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and Aon Hewitt CEO Kristi Savacool on Decision to Remove Aon from AFT Asset Managers Report (3/19)

UNO Teachers, School Staff Overwhelmingly Ratify First Contract
(3/18)

'Reconnecting McDowell' Set to Distribute Free Laptops

To McDowell Middle School Students (3/14)

AFT's Weingarten: Senate Moves Us Closer to High-Quality, Universal Early Childhood Education for All (3/14)

AFT Announces National Campaign to Reclaim the Promise of Public Services (3/13)

AFT Named "Nurse Champion of the Month" for March by the Center to Champion Nursing in America (3/12)

AFT's Weingarten, Other Teacher Union Leaders From United Kingdom, Poland, Denmark and Bulgaria Set to Visit Ukraine
(3/12)

Kansas Supreme Court School Funding Decision Is a Victory for Students (3/7)

International Women’s Day Is a Reminder that Millions of Girls Around the World Are Still Denied Schooling (3/6)

AFT Praises, Raises Concerns about President Obama's FY2015 Budget Proposal (3/4)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Test Fixation in Chicago (3/3)

February 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten on New Research Linking Nurses' Workloads to Patient Safety (2/27)

Share My Lesson' Reaches Five Million Resource Downloads (2/27)

AFT and ITPI launch 'Cashing in on Kids' Website to Expose For-Profit Education (2/27)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on 'Primary Sources' Teacher Survey (2/25)

AFT and FEA Presidents on Florida Release of Teachers' VAM Scores (2/24)

AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT New Jersey President Donna Chiera on Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson's Plan to Waive Contract (2/24)

AFT Urges Governors to Focus on 'What Works' in Education (2/20)

Share My Lesson Hosts Unprecedented Virtual 'Ideas and Innovations' Conference (2/19)

AFT, AAUP and IFT Statements on UIC United Faculty Strike (2/18)

'First Book February' and 'Bookmark March' Set to Distribute More Than 250,000 Books (2/14)

Share My Lesson and the Weinstein Company Award Free Movie Screenings to Classrooms Across the Country (2/11)

January 2014

AFT's Weingarten, PEF's Kent on 'Poor Word Choices' by Some at PEF Rally (1/31)

Share My Lesson Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Crowd Sourced Solution (1/31)

American Federation of Teachers and Human Rights Campaign Call on Russia to Support LGBT Rights During Olympic Games (1/30)

NFL Players Association and American Federation of Teachers Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking of At-Risk Youth During Super Bowl (1/30)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Obama's State of the Union Address (1/28)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Adjunct Faculty Working Conditions (1/24)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Bipartisan Voting Rights Bill (1/16)

AFT and West Virginia Affiliates Call for Stronger Federal Chemical Safety Law, Applaud Efforts by Teachers, Support Staff During School Closings (1/15)

AFT President Weingarten to Speak at 'The Atlantic Presents: The Shriver Report LIVE' (1/14)

AFT and AFT-New Hampshire Ask New Hampshire Supreme Court to Bar Scholarship Program from Using Money for Religious School Tuition (1/13)

Share My Lesson Website Offers 30,000 Common Core-Aligned Resources (1/13)

AFT Executive Vice President Francine Lawrence On Human Trafficking Awareness Day (1/10)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty (1/8)

Federal School Discipline Guidelines Should Come with Support, Resources; AFT Outlines Solutions on School Discipline (1/8)

AFT's Weingarten on Judge's Ruling to Keep Open City College of San Francisco (1/3)

December 2013

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Miscalculations of DC Teacher IMPACT Evaluations (12/23)

AFT's Weingarten on Trial Urban District Assessment Results (12/18)

Reconnecting McDowell Board Approves Location for Teacher Village (12/17)

AFT's Weingarten on American Studies Association's Boycott Decision (12/13)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Honors Newtown (12/13)

AFT's Weingarten on the Budget Agreement (12/12)

Union Leaders, Students Urge Government to Delist Accreding Agency that Wants to Close City College of San Francisco
(12/12)

AFT on Human Rights Day
(12/10)

AFT President Weingarten on National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education (12/9)

AFT's Weingarten and Johnson on the Passing of Nelson Mandela (12/5)

AFT President Weingarten on State Policy Network's Agenda to Decimate Democratic and Economic Rights of Hardworking Americans (12/5)

AFT Launches Extensive Ad Campaign for National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education (12/5)

AFT and First Book Announce Milestone Distribution Of 1 Million Books to Children in Need (12/4)

AFT President Weingarten and IFT President Dan Montgomery
on Illinois Pension Theft Legislation (12/3)

AFT President Weingarten on Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling (12/3)

AFT President Weingarten on PISA 2012 International Results (12/2)

November 2013

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on Senate Rules Reform (11/21)

AFT President Weingarten on Demos' Detroit Report: 'Crisis About Revenue, Not Spending' (11/20)

AFT's Randi Weingarten, Harvey Weinstein Host LA Students For Screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' (11/20)

Gov. Corbett Is Challenged to Produce Documentation Outlining Financial Management and Crisis in Philly Schools (11/20)

AFT's Weingarten on Career-Technical Education Grants (11/19)

Plagiarism Found at Highest Level of Kean University Administration (11/18)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Obama's Affordable Care Act Announcement (11/14)

AFT's Weingarten Urges Swift Passage of Early Childhood Education Legislation (11/13)

AFT Pledges Disaster Relief to the Philippines (11/12)

'Reconnecting McDowell' Selects Architect for Teachers Village (11/12)

AFT Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of ENDA (11/7)

AFT's Weingarten on the 2013 NAEP Reading and Math Results (11/7)


October 2013

AFT Statement on NCTQ’s 2013 Teacher Evaluation Report (10/29)

AFT President Weingarten, UFT President Mulgrew to Atten Obama's Visit to Pathways in Technology Early College High School (10/25)

AFT Statement on President Obama's Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (10/24)

Share-My-Lesson Posts Lessons on Mandela to Coincide with Upcoming Motion Picture "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (10/23)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Congressional Deal to Reopen the Government (10/16)

AFT Statement on Pa. Gov. Corbett's Decision to Release the $45 Million Owed to Philadelphia Public Schools (10/16)

AFT President Randi Weingarten, NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira Arrested at Immigration March (10/8)

Share My Lesson Posts Common Core-Aligned Lesson Plan Involving Malala Yousafzai's Campaign for Girls' Education (10/8)

AFT's Weingarten Calls on United States and Other Nations to Commit to Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education (10/4)

Parents, Students, Teachers Gather in Los Angeles, Unite Around Vision for Great Public Schools (10/3)

AFT Statement on House Immigration Bill (10/2)

September 2013

AFT Statement on Republicans' Irresponsible Actions That Could Lead to a Shutdown (9/30)

AFT Response to Education Trust Report on Teacher, Principal Preparation (9/24)

In Speech, Cantor Ignores Needs of Philly Students (9/23)

AAUP and AFT Leaders Say Tentative Agreement At University of Oregon Is a Milestone for Academic Profession (9/19)

Labor Movement Stands with Philadelphia Community, Teachers, Workers (9/11)

AFL-CIO Pledges to Help AFT Reclaim the Promise of Public Education (9/11)

AFL-CIO Supports Efforts to Reduce Student Loan Debt (9/11)

AFL-CIO Vows to Work to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (9/11)

AFL-CIO Awards Grants to Schools and Scholarships to Students To Commemorate Anniversary of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (9/8)

Back-to-School Time in McDowell County, W.Va., Means Laptops, Community Schools, Expo (9/5)

AFT:  Report by Save the Children on Disaster Preparedness Shows Unacceptable Gaps (9/4)

August 2013

AFT, NEA Laud Merger of North Dakota Public Employee Unions (8/31)

Labor Unions, Community Organizations and LGBT Organizations Pay Tribute to Bayard Rustin and the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington at the Historic Lincoln Theatre (8/26)

Thousands of AFT Members Attend March on Washington; President Randi Weingarten Addresses Crowd (8/24)

Share My Lesson Connects the Classroom to 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (8/23)

Randi Weingarten on Chirlane McCray's Comments About Christine Quinn and Children (8/21)

PFT, Community Partners Launch Extensive Ad Campaign in Philadelphia Targeting Nutter (8/21)

Voter, Parent Poll Finds Public Education Top Priority in Boston Mayoral Race (8/21)

AFT Statement on PDK/Gallup Poll: Americans Want Investment in Public Schools; Reject Austerity, Testing, Opt-Outs (8/21)

 AFT and Jamaica Teachers' Association Launch Anti-Trafficking Project (8/19)

'Share My Lesson' Website of Teaching Resources Reaches 300,000 Educators (8/16)

Lawrence Teachers Donate Money to Buy Uniform Shirts for Oliver Students (8/14)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten On Violations by Accrediting Agency in San Francisco Case  (8/13)

AFT to File Request in Florida for All Communications Between Tony Bennett and Jeb Bush's Foundation, ALEC  (8/12)

AFT, AFT Indiana File Request for All Communications Between Tony Bennett, Jeb Bush's Foundation, ALEC (8/8)

New York Test Results Should Serve as National Wake-up Call  (8/7)

July 2013

Chicago High School Grad Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/24)

Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., High School Grad Wins Robert 
G. Porter Scholarship (7/24)

Pittsburgh High School Grad Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/24)

Waterford, Conn., High School Grad Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (7/24)

AFT Innovation Fund Marks Fifth Year (7/23)

AFT Report Shows the High Cost of Overtesting (7/23)

Nationwide Poll:  Parents Overwhelmingly Choose Strong Neighborhood Public Schools over Charters, Choice, Vouchers (7/22)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Launches Effort to "Reclaim the Promise of Public Education (7/22)

AFT President Weingarten's TEACH Speech and Press Availability Today (7/22)

AFT Statement on Passage of So-Called Student Success Act (7/19)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on Confirmation of Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary (7/18)

AFT's TEACH Conference -- July 22-24 in Washington, D.C. (7/18)

AFT Launches Six-Figure Ad Campaign Targeting Republican Education Bill (7/17)

AFT Statement on Acquittal of George Zimmerman in Killing of Trayvon Martin (7/14)

AFT Statement on 'Malala Day' at the United Nations (7/12)

Joint Statement on Today’s Senate Vote on Student Loan Interest Rates (7/10)

AFT's TEACH Conference - 'Reclaiming the Promise:  Uniting for Public Schools' July 22-24 in Washington, D.C. (7/10)

'Women of Steel' Presents Reconnecting McDowell with $5,000 for 4-H Camp (7/9)

AFT Statement Condemning School Massacre in Nigeria (7/8)

AFT Statement on the Delay in Employer Penalties Under the Affordable Care Act (7/3)

AFT Statement on Doubling of Student Loan Interest Rates (7/1)

June 2013

AFT Statement on U.S. Suspension of Preferential Trade Privileges for Bangladesh (6/28)

AFT Statement on Senate Passage of Historic Immigration Bill (6/27)

AFT Statement on DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings (6/26)

AFT Statement on Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision (6/25)

OECD Report Shows That Investing in Education Has Helped Many Nations Meet Challenges of Global Recession (6/25)

AFT Statement on CREDO Charter School Study (6/25)

AFT Statement on Supreme Court Decision (6/24)

Student Debt and Dwindling Public Resources for Higher Education Threaten Americans' Access to College, AFT Report Finds (6/20)

AFT Supports South Korean Education Support Workers (6/19)

AFT on Secretary Duncan's Announcement on Common Core
Test Stakes  (6/18)

NCTQ's Review of Teacher Preparation Programs Needs Improvement (6/17)

AFT's Johnson and the Child Labor Coalition Commemorate World Day Against Child Labor (6/12)

AFT Executive Council Calls for Moratorium on Mass School Closings, Appoints National Federation of Nurses President to Council (6/11)

AFT Calls on Gap Inc. to Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord (6/10)

AFT President Calls Philadelphia School Layoffs a Travesty (6/7)

Sen. Harkin's ESEA Reauthorization Bill Is Good First Step (6/4)

AFT on the Passing of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. (6/3)

May 2013

AFT Statement on Cleveland Teachers Union Contract Ratification (5/31)

AFT Statement on Privacy and Security Concerns about inBloom and Other Data Collection Efforts  (5/31)

AFT to Ask Sallie Mae Shareholders to Approve Disclosure Resolution (5/29)

AFT Statement on Chicago School Closings (5/22)

AFT Stands with Teachers, Parents, Students in Chicago and Across the
Country Uniting to Save and Strengthen Public Education (5/17)

AFT Urges Garment Companies to Sign Bangladesh Building Safety Accord (5/16)

AFT Calls on Congress to Pass the Student Loan Affordability Act (5/15)

Illinois Senate Pension Proposal Is a Good and Fair Agreement (5/13)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Teacher Appreciation Week  (5/10)

Growing Numbers of Teachers, Parents, Call for Moratorium On High Stakes Linked to Common Core Assessments (5/9)

AFT Statement on Cleveland Teachers Union Tentative Agreement (5/9)

West Virginia Board of Education OKs Community Schools Plan For McDowell County Public Schools (5/8)

AFT Statement on Louisiana Supreme Court Decision on Vouchers (5/7)

AFT Statement on National Nurses Week  (5/7)

AFT Poll of Teachers Finds Strong Support for Common Core Standards and a Moratorium on Stakes (5/3)

UNO Teachers, Staff, Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Chicago ACTS (5/1)

April 2013

AFT's Weingarten Calls for Moratorium on High-Stakes Consequences of Common Core Tests (4/30)

AFT Joins Call for Education for All Children Around the World (4/23)

AFT President Helps Launch AFL-CIO Building Retrofit (4/18)

AFT Statement on Gun Safety Legislation Votes (4/17)

AFT Statement on 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Bill (4/17)

AFT Statement on Uncovered Michelle Rhee Memo on Cheating (4/12)

AFT Statement on OECD Report on Teacher Evaluations  (4/11)

Senate Must Allow a Vote on Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation (4/11)

AFT Statement on Lone Star College Stabbings  (4/10)

AFT Statement on President Obama's Budget (4/10)

AFT President's Statement on Landmark Victory by Washington State Nurses Association in its Legal Battle over Missed Rest Breaks (4/9)

AFT and Cartoon Network Launch National Bullying Prevention Partnership (4/3)

NRA Proposal Will Fail to Keep Our Children and Schools Safe (4/2)

Statement by AFT and GFT Presidents on Atlanta Cheating Scandal And Need to End Testing Fixation and Focus on Teaching and Learning (4/2)

March 2013

AFT Stands with Chicagoans Fighting to Fix, Not Close, Public Schools (3/27)

AFT President Joins DREAMers, Immigrant Workers and Activists For Kickoff of Harris County, Texas, Campaign for Citizenship (3/22)

JFT, AFT Contribute $2,000 to Assist in Search for Missing Jefferson Parish, La., Teacher (3/21)

AFT President's Statement on Exclusion of Assault Weapons Ban from Senate Gun Violence Prevention Bill (3/19)

Statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten on Nomination of Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary (3/18)

Oregon Nurses Association Backs Historic Partnership with AFT (3/16)

Ohio Nurses Association Backs Historic Partnership with AFT (3/15)

AFT President Calls for Swift Action on Gun Violence Prevention Bills (3/15)

New GOP Budget Recycles Old Attacks on Medicare and Economic Fairness  (3/12)

Chicago ACTS, UNO Announce Agreement Guaranteeing Charter Educators the Free Choice to Form a Union (3/8)

AFT Dedicates International Women's Day to Malala's Courage, Bravery (3/8)

Big Money Interests Rebuked by Parent and Teachers in LA School Board Race (3/6)

Labor Movement Stands Up for Full Equality for Gay and Lesbian Americans (3/5)

AFT Comments on Louisiana Court Ruling on Education Measures (3/4)

AFT Alabama: Voucher Bill is a Direct Assault on Public Schools (3/1)

February 2013

AFT President Lauds House Passage of VAWA (2/28)

AFSCME, AFT, SEIU and NEA Launch New Ad Campaign (2/28)

Supreme Court Must Preserve Full Integrity of Voting Rights Act  (2/27)

Dangerous Cuts Would Devastate America's Children and Families (2/25)

Montana Nurses Celebrate Historic Day (2/22)

AFT Calls for Action to Make Digital Health Records Work Better for Patients, Healthcare Providers (2/20)

AFT on MetLife Survey of the American Teacher (2/20)

AFT Statement on Equity and Excellence Commission Report  (2/19)

AFT on President Obama's Early Childhood Education Proposals (2/14)

AFT and National Federation of Nurses Approve Affiliation Agreement (2/14)

President Obama Lays Out Bold Blueprint to Strengthen Our Nation (2/12)

AFT Statement on Killing of Nigerian Healthcare Workers (2/12)

AFT President Lauds Senate Passage of VAWA, Calls for Swift Action by House (2/12)

AFT Welcomes Charter School Educators in Michigan, California and New York (2/8)

AFT Praises Ruling Striking Down Discriminatory Education Policies in Tucson (2/8)

AFT President Weingarten Lauds Teacher-Led, Collaborative Education Model (2/8)

AFT Executive Council Endorses Bar-like Assessment for Teachers (2/7)

AFT President Hails Plan to Extend Early Childhood Education (2/7)

AFT Statement on Senate Hearing on ESEA Waivers and Reauthorization (2/7)

AFT President Lauds Continued Congressional Emphasis on Gun Violence Prevention Measures (2/7)

AFT President Says Immigration Reform Must Address Recruiting Abuses (2/5)

AFT President Lauds Merger of North Dakota Public Employee Unions (2/2)

January 2013

AFT Disappointed by Treasury Department's Ruling on Health Coverage (1/31)

AFT on President's Call for Comprehensive Immigrations Reform (1/29)

AFT Stands with Parents, Community to Fix, Not Close, Schools (1/29)

AFT President Calls for Swift Passage of Assault Weapons Ban (1/24)

AFT on Improving High School Graduation Rate (1/22)

AFT on Presidential Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence (1/16)

AFT Statement on Education Week's Quality Counts 2013 Report (1/10)

AFT on Gates Foundation Report on Measuring Effective Teaching (1/8)

AFT President Calls for Swift Passage of Reasonable Gun Violence-Prevention Legislation (1/3)

AFT on the Cuomo Education Reform Commission Report (1/2)

House Leadership Shamefully Fails to Take Up Superstorm Sandy Relief Bill (1/2)

House Should Act Now to Pass Fiscal Cliff Agreement (1/1)

December 2012

Give One More Gift During this Holiday Season -- Support Newtown Teachers (12/27)

AFT Response to NRA's Call for More Guns in Schools (12/21)

AFT, NEA:  Arming Educators Won't Keep Schools Safe (12/20)

AFT Statement on Latest Proposal to Avert Fiscal Cliff (12/18) 

Community Coalition Lays Out Roadmap for Improving Philadelphia Public Schools (12/18)

Recruiting Firm That Brought Filipino Teachers to Louisiana Ordered to Pay $4.5 Million in Damages for Exploitive Practices (12/18)

Reconnecting McDowell Makes Much Progress in its First Year (12/17)

AFT Urges Michigan Gov. Snyder to Veto Gun-in-Schools Bill (12/17)

AFT Statement on Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School (12/14)

Philadelphia School Reform Commission Closure Plan Ignores Community, Will Destabilize Neighborhoods (12/13)

AFT Statement on the Death of Oregon Nurse in Portland Mall Shooting (12/13)

NYC Teacher Pension Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Investments in Post-Sandy Reconstruction and Other Critical Infrastructure (12/13)

AFT Statement on Michigan's New 'Right to Work' (for Less) Law(12/11)

AFT Statement on 2011 International Math, Science, Reading Assessments (12/11)

Training Gap Limits Educators' Ability to Help Grieving Students (12/10)

AFT and Education International Launch Program to Promote Human and Workers' Rights Around the World (12/10)

AFT Report on Teacher Preparation Recommends Bar-Like Exam And Demonstration of Teaching Competency (12/2)

November 2012

AFT Conference Brings Together School Labor-Management Teams To Align Common Core Standards with Evaluation Systems (11/30)

AFT Announces Campaign to End Testing Fixation (11/26)

Newark, N.J., Teachers Ratify Contract (11/14)

AFT Statement on the President's Remarks Regarding the Impact of the Fiscal Cliff (11/9)

From Senate Races to Ballot Measures, American People Vote Decisively for Shared Responsibility (11/7)

AFT Statement on the Re-election of President Obama (11/6)

October 2012

UPDATE: AFT Election Bus Tour Continues in Florida (10/26)

UPDATE: AFT Election Bus Tour Heads to Florida (10/25)

West Virginia Student Group Donates Filled Backpacks for McDowell Students (10/23)

AFT Launches Multistate Election Bus Tour (10/19)

Labor and Management Back Charter School Staff's Decision to Unionize (10/18)

AFT Statement on the Newark Teachers Union Tentative Contract Agreement (10/18)

AFT Statement on Shooting of Malala Yousafzai (10/11)

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in University of Texas Admissions Case (10/10)

AFT Statement on New Jobs Report (10/5)

AFT Statement on World Teachers' Day (10/5)

September 2012

35 Federal Teacher Incentive Fund Grants Announced (9/27)

AFT, Parents and Community Groups Partner To Lead Community-Driven School Reform (9/21)

Reconnecting McDowell Making Progress to Improve Schools, Communities (9/20)

AFT Statement on Chicago Educators’ Vote to Return to School (9/18)

Boston Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement  (9/12)

Share My Lesson Website Offers One Lucky Registrant $5,000 Toward Student Loans (9/11)

OECD Education Report Echoes AFT's Quality Education Agenda (9/11)

AFT Statement in Support of Striking Chicago Teachers Union Members (9/10)

AFT Statement in Support of Chicago Teachers Union (9/6)

AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Members and Leaders Head to Charlotte, N.C., for Democratic Convention (9/4)

August 2012

AFT Connecticut President Sharon Palmer Appointed State Labor Commissioner (8/28)

White House Selects Crow Reservation Teacher Edward Wiest As a 'School Turnaround Champion of Change' (8/23)

AFT Statement on Solutions Not Suspensions Launch (8/22)

PDK/Gallup Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Investment in Schools, Trust Teachers (8/21)

Charlotte County Teachers and Staff Join with National Bereavement Center For Training on How to Support Grieving Students (8/21)

White House Honors Washington, D.C., Public School Teacher As a School Turnaround Champion of Change (8/21)

White House Selects New Haven Federation of Teachers President Cicarella As a 'School Turnaround Champion of Change' (8/20)

White House Report Shows Consequences of Teacher Layoffs (8/18)

AFT Statement on Romney Vice Presidential Selection (8/11)

D.C. Office of Inspector General Report Cheats Kids and Parents (8/10)

Report Highlights Disturbing Data on Out-of-School Suspensions in Our Schools (8/8)

July 2012

AFT Convention July 27-30

Sewell, N.J., High School Graduate Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (8/1)

East Amherst, N.Y., High School Grad Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (8/1)

Katonah, N.Y., High School Grad Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (8/1)

Superior, Wis., High School Graduate Wins Robert G. Porter Scholarship (8/1)

TNTP Report Puzzling, Misses Opportunity to Help All Teachers (7/30)

Randi Weingarten Re-elected AFT President (7/30)

Activists Sandra Fluke, Betty Dukes Receive AFT Women's Rights Awards (7/30)

Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden Address AFT Convention (7/29)

American Federation of Teachers Convention Draws to a Close Monday (7/29)

American Federation of Teachers Convention Welcomes Vice President Biden (7/29)

AFT Delegates Pass Resolutions Against High-Stakes Testing, Adopting New Mission Statement, Investing in Jobs (7/28)

Weingarten Challenges AFT Members to Give 5 Million Books to Kids in Need (7/28)

AFT Innovation Fund Invests in Expanded Learning Time (7/28)

AFT and TES Connect Officially Launch 'Share My Lesson' With New Resources Aligned with Common Core State Standards (7/28)

American Federation of Teachers Convention Kicks into High Gear (7/28)

AFT Teams Up with Designer Norma Kamali to Offer Women Professional, Affordable Clothing Line (7/28)

AFT President Randi Weingarten Unveils Solution-Driven Unionism at AFT National Convention (7/27)

American Federation of Teachers Convention Kicks Off in Detroit (7/27)

AFT Convening in Detroit - Vice President Joe Biden, Charles Blow, Diane Ravitch, UAW President Bob King Among Major Speakers (7/26)

AFT Delegates To Rally at DPS Headquarters (7/26)

AFT and Community Partners Hold 'Healthy Living' Event (7/26)

Michigan Educators, National AFT Union Join with First Book To Give Nearly Half a Million Books to Kids Here and Around the Nation (7/19)

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to Address AFT at Detroit Convention (7/18)

10,000 Strong and Growing for Putting Teaching Ahead of Testing (7/13)

American Federation of Teachers to Meet in Detroit in July (7/12)

Education Sector Report Makes Clear That America's Teachers See Key Role for Unions (7/10)

AFT Statement on the Passing of Nicholas Yovnello, President, Council of New Jersey State College Locals, AFT/AFL-CIO (7/9)

AFT Lauds New Collaborative Education Reform Law for Cleveland Schools (7/2)

June 2012

University of Illinois-Chicago Faculty Win Fight for Representation (6/29)

Student Loan Rate Agreement a Win for Many Students, Less So for Others (6/29)

AFT Applauds Supreme Court Healthcare Reform Decision (6/28)

Education Trust Report Highlights Importance of Strong and Supported Work Environment on Teaching and Student Learning (6/27)

AFT Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Decision (6/25)

AFT Statement on Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision (6/25)

AFT Congratulates New AFSCME Leadership (6/22)

Privacy Bill Will Prevent Public Shaming of Educators (6/21)

 AFT Calls on Congress to Stop Student Loan Rate Hike (6/21)

Court Rules New Orleans Teachers Were Illegally Fired After Katrina (6/20)

Report Takes the Measure of Title IX's Promise of Gender Equity (6/20)

AFT and Britain's TES Connect Unveil 'Share My Lesson,' Which Will Become Largest Online Site for U.S. Teacher Resources (6/19)

Los Angeles AFT Members Approve Contract Saving 4,000 Jobs, Services for Kids (6/18)

Landmark Immigration Action Expands Opportunities for Students (6/15)

AFT Stands with Chicago Teachers Union (6/11)

AFT Statement on Wisconsin Recall Election Results (6/6)

May 2012

Hillsborough Teachers Join with First Book and Community To Provide Free Books (5/31)

AFT Calls for Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (5/31)

Educators, Leaders, Community Announce New Collaborative Education Reform Agreement in Cleveland (5/25)

Cincinnati Teachers and United Way Join with First Book To Provide Free Books to Students in CPS Fifth Quarter Program (5/24)

AFT Denounces Romney's Rehash of Failed Education Proposals (5/23)

Weingarten to Join 400 Educators, Administrators, Leaders at Labor-Management Conference on Collaborative School Reforms (5/21)

AFT Applauds President Obama's Support of Marriage Equality (5/9)

AFT Lauds Connecticut Education Reform Agreement (5/8)

AFT Announces 2012 Everyday Heroes (5/3)

April 2012

Gov. Cuomo Names AFT President to Education Reform Commission (4/30)

AFT: Don't Solve Student Loan Problems by Robbing from Healthcare Law (4/27)

AFT Commends Measure Aimed at Curbing Diploma Mills Targeting Vets (4/27)

AFT Lauds Career and Technical Education Blueprint (4/20)

Romney: Sorry Kids, Attacking Unions Is Way More Important Than Your Education (4/16)

Reconnecting McDowell Partners Announce New Juvenile Drug Court (4/16)

Report Finds States' Slipping Commitment to Early Childhood Education Threatens Gains Achieved over Last Decade (4/10)

AFT's Weingarten on the Passing of Mark Ayers, President. Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (4/9)

March 2012

Federal District Judge Upholds Workers' Voice in Workplace (3/30)

Rebuild America Act Offers Bold, Comprehensive Blueprint to Strengthen Economy, Invest in America's Future (3/29)

Statement of American Federation of Teachers, Florida Education Association and National Education Association on Trayvon Martin (3/27)

Affordable Care Act Helping to Ensure Quality, Affordable Healthcare Not a Luxury for a Few, but a Promise to All Americans (3/26)

AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Passing of John Payton (3/24)

AFT's Weingarten Calls for More Collaboration and Reinvestment in Rhode Island Public Schools (3/22)

Republican Budget Prioritizes Tax Breaks for Wealthy, While Cutting Public Education, Crippling Medicare, Making College More Costly (3/20)

Weingarten Statement on the Council on Foreign Relations' task force report, "U.S. Education Reform and National Security" (3/19)

New Survey Provides Insights from Teachers on What's Needed to Build Strong Public Schools  (3/16)

AFT President Randi Weingarten and the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (3/12)

McDowell County Legislation Gives Schools, Community Big Boost (3/10)

MetLife Teacher Survey Results Show Cuts to Public Schools, Demonization of Teachers Take Toll on Teacher Job Satisfaction (3/6)

Florida Court Upholds Rule of Law, Protects Retirement Benefits for Public Employees (3/6)

America's Schools Are Still Separate and Unequal (3/6)

February 2012

'Bully' Deserves PG-13 Rating to Ensure Film Reaches Parents and Students Across the Country (2/29)

Chardon High School Community: Our Hearts, Thoughts and Prayers Are with You (2/29)

Republican Education Bills Undermine Efforts to Provide All Children with a High-Quality Public Education (2/28)

New York City Releases Teacher Rankings Based on Unreliable Data (2/24)

AFT on New York teacher evaluation system: Collaboration beats conflict (2/16)

AFT Executive Vice President Visits Bahrain Embassy To Call for Release of Teachers Union Leader Imprisoned After Pro-Democracy Demonstrations (2/13)

AFT's Randi Weingarten: President's Budget Would Provide Relief to Struggling Americans, Invest in America's Future (2/13)

Weingarten on Foreclosure Abuse Settlement (2/9)

Weingarten On Granting of NCLB Waivers to 10 States (2/9)

AFT Executive Council Extends Its Partnership With AAUP in Higher Education (2/7)

American Federation of Teachers Endorses President Obama For Re-election (2/7)

Weingarten On Indiana's Right-to-Work (for Less) Legislation (2/1)

January 2012

Weingarten On President Obama's Financial Aid Overhaul Plan (1/27)

 Public Schools Are Cornerstone of Strong Economy, Strong Democracy, Strong Middle Class (1/24)

Weingarten On Democratic Governors Association Jobs Report (1/20)

Weingarten on Citizens United Second Anniversary (1/20)

Weingarten on Quality Counts Report (1/12)

'Reconnecting McDowell' Advances with Grants, Projects (1/11)

Weingarten on Appointment of Cecilia Munoz as Domestic Policy Council Director (1/10)

Weingarten On Gates Foundation Report on Measuring Effective Teaching (1/6)

Weingarten On Federal Report on Unreported Medical Errors (1/6)

December 2011

Weingarten on Omnibus Spending Bill (12/17)

Reconnecting McDowell: Long-Term Partnership to Transform County (12/16)

Weingarten On Assault of Special Needs Student in Cleveland (12/9)

Weingarten On Request for NLRB to Grant Union Rights to Private University Grad Employees (12/8)

Weingarten  On NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment Results (12/7)

Weingarten On New Guidelines to Promote Diversity at U.S. Colleges and Universities (12/5)

Minnesota Approves Nation's First Union-Backed Organization To Authorize Charter Schools (12/5)

Weingarten on U.S. Education Department Report on Staffing in Low-Income Schools (12/2)

AFL-CIO, AFT and BCTD Laud $4 Billion Commitment to Presidential 'Better Buildings Challenge' Initiative (12/2)

November 2011

Weingarten On Efforts to Speed Up Adoption of Computerized Health Records (11/30)

Weingarten On Campus Calls to Curb Mounting Student Debt and Budget Cuts (11/29)

Weingarten On Supercommittee's Apparent Failure to Reach Deficit Deal (11/21)

John Tarka Named Administrator of the Broward Teachers Union (11/21)

Weingarten On Bullying by Students and Educators (11/18)

Weingarten Responds to Court Decision To Evict Occupy Wall Street Protesters from Zuccotti Park (11/15)

Weingarten and Ullico Join Gov. Kitzhaber to Announce Investment of up to $15 Million in Oregon Schools (11/10)

Weingarten On the Repeal of Ohio Senate Bill 5 (11/8)

Weingarten On New York State Public Employees Federation Ratification Vote (11/3)

Weingarten On NAEP Reading and Math Results (11/1)

Weingarten Responds to American Enterprise Institute Report on Teacher Compensation (11/1)

October 2011

Weingarten On the NCTQ Report on Teacher Evaluation (10/26)

AFT President Says Extended Learning Time Works if Done Well (10/25)

AFT Resolution Recommends Fixes to Improve Testing Integrity, Protocols (10/24)

AFT President Randi Weingarten, U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, Union and Education Leaders Push for Jobs Plan in New Britain, Conn. (10/21)

Weingarten On ESEA Reauthorization Bill (10/21)

Weingarten On Senate's "No" Vote On Jobs Bill (10/21)

American Federation of Teachers Reinforces Anti-Bullying Message on National 'Spirit Day' (10/20)

Weingarten On Sens. Harkin-Enzi ESEA Reauthorization Changes (10/17)

Weingarten Visits Yonkers and North Bergen Schools That Could Benefit from American Jobs Act  (10/17)

Weingarten On Federal Appeals Court Ruling Halting Parts of Alabama Immigration Law (10/14)

Thousands of AFT Members Will Join Saturday's March for Jobs and Justice (10/14)

Schools and Students Can't Rely on Bake Sales  (10/13)

AFT Responding to Senate 'No' Vote on Cloture for the American Jobs Act (10/11)

Harkin-Enzi Reauthorization of ESEA Bill (10/11)

Weingarten On the Wall Street Protests (10/5)

Laid-Off Teachers and Other AFT Leaders Join Obama in Texas And Biden in Florida to Support American Jobs Act (10/4)

Weingarten On World Teachers' Day (10/4)

Weingarten On Alabama's New Immigration Law (10/4) 


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