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The Michigan House of Representatives, ignoring fierce opposition from the Democratic minority, passed a dead-of-night financial aid package for Detroit Public Schools that had been twisted into a partisan screed against Detroit teachers and school employees.
What does the value-added measure really mean? Do legislators understand it? Learn about new legislation on value added.
Plan to join our May 5 tele town hall on ESSA. Sign up for ESSA resources. State board moves ahead with superintendent finalists.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.
AFT is offering a unique opportunity this summer that brings labor/management teams together to take a deep look at implementing professional learning in a strategic way that embodies support for ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). The AFT Collaborative Network at Summer Educator Academy will be held July 7-10 event. OFT highly suggests that our locals look at this opportunity to develop further their labor management structure. Learn more.
As it gathers momentum, the movement to organize graduate assistants could well overturn old policies barring private college and university graduate workers from unionizing, and pave the way for guaranteed workers' rights in the future.