From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT has focused intense energy on reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Given the economic pressures on working families, good school nutrition is more important than ever. Serving healthier meals is vital for our kids. Many school meal programs, however, struggle to pay for healthier food and more wholesome preparation, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Right before getting together for their annual meeting, members of AFT PSRP got together to give back to the city that hosted them. This year, the paraprofessionals and school-related personnel teamed up with Smart from the Start, a program that supports school readiness, to host a community day in a southeast Washington, D.C. neighborhood.
PSRP leaders Wayne Scott of Colorado and George Williams of Florida have a friendship that epitomizes what it means to have a “first friend, best friend” in the AFT.
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ESSA represents a significant course correction acknowledging that more than a decade's worth of education reforms based on test-and-sanction policies were a failure. Thank the leaders in the House and Senate for getting this important step done.
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