PreK-12 Public Education Featured Resources

Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a free platform that gives access to high-quality, user-generated, standards-aligned preK-12 lesson plans and classroom resources that support teachers, school-related personnel, parents and community organizations in improving student achievement. Help your colleagues find great ideas, save time, and improve their teaching by introducing them to Share My Lesson, an AFT member offering.

Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Says

As a whole, research suggests that academic effects in charter schools are, at best, mixed—varying by the research method, state, district, subject, grade level and individual school. This research brief includes the findings of prominent national studies, and the impact of charter management organizations and urban charter schools.

Professional Learning & You

Members of the AFT have access to a variety of programs and resources designed to enhance your professional growth. Many of these opportunities are detailed in this brochure. By addressing the professional needs of our educator members, we are able to help them become even more successful in their careers; in their union; in the institutions in which they work; and in serving the students, families and communities they serve.

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.

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

In moments of tragedy, our union family comes together to support one another. Your contribution through the AFT Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to providing resources and supports for the students, families, educators, staff and community in Parkland, Fla.

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Share Your Story

Tell us how the drastic education budget cuts proposed by President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will hurt your schools and students.

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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.

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