The AFT has awarded AFT Innovation Fund grants for teachers in New York and Connecticut to offer solutions to problems with their state's rollout of the Common Core State Standards.
One of the most hotly contested races in California will have an enormous impact on our schools.The race features incumbent Superintendent Tom Torlakson, a former teacher with support from working families and the Democratic party, and Marshall Tuck, a former Wall Street banker who is heavily funded by business interests and market-based reformers.
A broad-based group of organizations has released "A New Social Compact for American Education"—a groundbreaking rethinking of accountability that replaces the current paradigm of "test and punish" with a focus on what is needed to support and improve teaching and learning.
One rotten apple at Time magazine—specifically, the cover of an upcoming issue about teacher tenure—is generating lots of anger and activism among AFT members and our friends and allies.
Thank you to the many members who have contributed in the past to the Catastrophic Leave Account. NFT members in need have benefitted from your generosity. The balance of the account has dipped below the 250 hours required. NUSD is unable to distribute sick leave hours to employees until the minimum balance is reached.
Contributions of sick leave days may be made throughout the year to the Catastrophic Leave Account. Please complete the 'Contribute to Catastrophic Leave' form. Completed forms may be sent directly to Human Resources.