At their 37th Annual Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel Conference in Orlando, PSRPs shared the many ways they go the extra mile, find the additional resource and push that little bit more to ensure that all public school students have safe and welcoming schools and that support staff get the respect they deserve for the work they do every day.
The AFT, the nation's largest union of higher education faculty and staff, launched its national effort to reclaim the promise of higher education during the annual AFT National Higher Education Issues Conference in Baltimore
In the cover story of the new issue of American Educator, Linda Darling-Hammond explains that what will most transform teaching quality—and the profession—is the creation of a larger system that focuses on a collective perspective by supporting teaching and learning through on-the-job evaluation and professional development.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about what poverty in America looks like today, a half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson, in conjunction with civil rights, religious and labor leaders, commenced the war on poverty.
In a new piece on Huffington Post, AFT President Randi Weingarten draws attention to the serious problems being caused by our over-reliance on standardized tests and value-added methodology (VAM).
Statistics released by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder cannot be ignored, compelling a shift of school discipline policies away from "zero tolerance" to stop the disproportionate impact of suspensions on African-American and Latino children, the AFT says, but any new policies will only be successful if the resources and support are there to help at-risk children thrive.
The winter issue of the AFT's quarterly higher education magazine, AFT On Campus, looks at the meteoric rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) since they came on the scene just a few short years ago.