Educators, retirees and parents meet with legislators to talk about making our communities stronger by supporting our public schoolsMore
With input from OFT members and leaders, the Ohio House of Representatives recently made changes to SB21, the Senate version of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. The Senate May 22 concurred with the changes made by the House. The bill now awaits the governor's signature. Find out what the new law will require.
Don't miss the deadline - register now for the 2013 OFT Bill Pasztor Union Leadership Institute. ULI helps members deepen and expand their skills as union leaders and as public employees working to strengthen the students, families and communities we serve.
Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
AFT's Great Lakes ULI, a training and leadership development program with courses designed to enhance local capacity, is set for July 8-12. The program provides hands-on learning of union skills and gives attendees a chance to exchange information with union brothers and sisters.
Common Core State Standards represent the best effort so far to transform a patchwork quilt of state standards into one set of strong, consistent expectations for what all students should know and learn.