PreK-12 Public Education

PreK-12 Public Education Featured Resources

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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.
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Since 2009, the AFT Innovation Fund has made more than 80 investments in grants to local union affiliates nationwide with the purpose of identifying, nurturing and promoting union-led innovations in public education. Check out how some grantees leveraged their grant awards.
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A cadre of K-12 AFT members from across the nation have jointly designed standards-based, integrated content, featuring capstone project ideas that are grade-level and developmentally appropriate. These project-based learning lessons and activities will enable students to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways, that adapts to in-person, hybrid or remote learning.
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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.
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Share My Lesson is a free platform that gives access to high-quality, user-generated, standards-aligned preK-12 lesson plans, educational resources and professional development webinars to support teachers, school-related personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, parents and caregivers in their work with students. Help your colleagues find new ideas and inspiration and save time by introducing them to Share My Lesson, an AFT member offering.

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In our own words

Raising up the voices of AFT members in preK-12 public education.

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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.