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.
Public acclaim comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants, cafeteria workers, custodians and paraprofessionals in southwest Florida.
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