(Baton Rouge – December 6, 2013) Louisiana’s decision makers should pay attention to the lessons that can be learned from a new international comparison of student achievement, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.
In October, teachers, students, parents, community organizations, civil rights advocates and faith leaders met in Los Angeles and together endorsed "The Principles That Unite Us." Now, on Dec. 9, we're taking action around the country as part of a National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education. We're uniting around a common vision for our schools.
On Monday, Dec. 9, in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and across the country, parents, educators and community groups are coming together for a National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. Get details on the Philadelphia Day of Action here and the Pittsburgh Day of Action here.
It is important to Edinburg AFT that the issues that affect you and your co-workers are addressed. Let your voice be heard, fill out your survey today!
AFT-Oregon's 62nd annual convention is scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, in Sunriver. With delegates to elect, and resolutions and amendment proposals to approve for submission, it’s time to take action to make sure your Local is represented at the 2014 Convention.
A truck of 40,000 FREE books will be arriving in Detroit Jan. 25. These books are made possible by the work of the DFT and other local unions, the AFT, and an organization called First Book. First Book collects excess books from publishers and redistributes them at a nominal cost to children in need. That cost will be picked up by the AFT, the DFT, the Detroit Federation of Paraprofessionals and the Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees.
You can get a book for each child in your classroom by filling out a simple registration. We need 2,000 Detroit Public School teachers to register to get the books. Fill out the registration TODAY by visiting: www.firstbook.org/aft.
Need to Support Children Inspires Coalition on Education
A group has come together to raise the bar for public education and better serve children. The coalition of students, parents, educators, advocates and community members have all noted the need to collaborate in order to give all the state’s children the opportunity to achieve.
Children and parents will speak about the need to remedy such problems as overcrowded classrooms, inadequate infrastructure and too few qualified teachers. The event is organized by such diverse stakeholders as civil rights organizations, charter school administrators, teachers, faith based groups and education advocates. The coalition is growing and this event invites those who want to lend their efforts to improving education for Michigan’s students.
Who: Students, Parents, Students, Detroit NAACP, AFT-MI, MOSES, AFL-CIO
What: National Day of Action: Our children, schools, communities, parents, community groups, teachers and advocates come together to reclaim the promise of public education.
When: Monday, Dec. 9 - 4 p.m.
Across the country, unions and community groups are coming together for a day of action. Join UTNO teachers as we partner with parents, community groups, and elected leaders from across New Orleans to transform the public education agenda in our city.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sarah T. Reed High School
5316 Michoud Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70129
Call Chris Sang for more information: 504-534-5102