Educators, retirees and parents meet with legislators to talk about making our communities stronger by supporting our public schoolsMore
OFT Update - News from the Ohio Federation of Teachers
Learn how Georgetown is partnering with community leaders to raise student achievement.
With input from OFT members and leaders, the Ohio Legislature made changes we support and approved SB21, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Members who shared their expertise helped shape a final law that includes flexibility in implementation to the benefit of students who need focused help from qualified teachers. Find out what the new law will require.
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.