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PSRPs launch full-court press on ESEA reauthorization

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.

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. - See more at: http://www.aft.org/news/psrps-launch-full-court-press-esea-reauthorizati...
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'Cheese sandwich' policies don't satisfy hungry kids

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.

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PSRPs doing what they do best: community service

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.

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Best buddies in the AFT

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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Standards for a Profession

The report of the AFT's Committee on Paraprofessional Certification provides an overview of the AFT’s position on the role and responsibilities of instructional paraprofessionals and the skills and knowledge required to do this important work.

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Where we work, learn and go to heal can have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Learn more about health and safety in the workplace, and download our informational material

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